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    Its me or its i ?

    What to say when someone calls and asks :can i speak to kumar(me) please?

    its me or its I .


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    Re: Its me or its i ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bspkumar View Post
    What to say when someone calls and asks :can i speak to kumar(me) please?

    its me or its I .
    Him, at least in BrE. In America you can hear 'This is he.'

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    Re: Its me or its i ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bspkumar View Post
    What to say when someone calls and asks :can i speak to kumar(me) please?

    its me or its I .
    It's me.speaking.

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    Re: Its me or its i ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bspkumar View Post
    What to say when someone calls and asks :can i speak to kumar(me) please?

    its me or its I .
    its I or its me?

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    Re: Its me or its i ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bspkumar View Post
    What to say when someone calls and asks :can i speak to kumar(me) please?

    its me or its I .
    Hi,
    "Kumar speaking." or simply "speaking."


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    Talking Re: Its me or its i ?

    I is using.

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    Re: Its me or its i ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vinodkumar View Post
    I is using.
    'I' is not used in accusative cases.It's me --correct.
    However I is used when followed by a relative clause introduced by WHO.
    It is I WHO am to blame.


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    Re: Its me or its i ?

    "speaking" is correct. "That's me" would be a viable alternative, sounding mre natural than "It's me"

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    Re: Its me or its i ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bspkumar View Post
    What to say when someone calls and asks :can i speak to kumar(me) please?

    its me or its I .
    To answer your question, kumar, both object and subject pronouns are used, but subject pronouns are considered more traditional, and hence more formal, because they follows the traditional rules of the grammar, the prescribed rules we borrowed from Latin.

    Please note that, saying It is is incorrect when coming to the phone. Try the ones below. (They are in no particular order of importance).

    1. This is he (speaking).
    2. This is Kumar (speaking).
    3. Kumar speaking.

    This is him is also a possibility; This is me is used, but not common, and This is I sounds awkward.


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    #10

    Re: Its me or its i ?

    I say "This is she" -- but I'm a dinosaur.
    Also "I'm Barb. Can I help you?"
    Or maybe "This is Barb speaking."

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