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    Question about grammar

    Between you and I vs between you and me.

    I know that "between you and me" is the correct way in this context. This is what my teacher told me. Tell me the rule for this pls. Why can't between you and I be grammatically correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonecold View Post
    Between you and I vs between you and me.

    I know that "between you and me" is the correct way in this context. This is what my teacher told me. Tell me the rule for this pls. Why can't between you and I be grammatically correct?
    Of course between you and me is correct as long as the phrase is in the object position; otherwise, it is incorrect.

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    Re: Question about grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Of course between you and me is correct as long as the phrase is in the object position; otherwise, it is incorrect.
    Object position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonecold View Post
    Object position?
    I was referring to just you and me vs you and I. Sorry about that!
    Between you and I is incorrect in any context.

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    Re: Question about grammar

    Simply but, "between" is a preposition."

    Pronouns that follow a preposition must be in the object form, not the subject form. I is the subject form, while me is the object form.

    It's the same reason we don't say (or shouldn't say) "Give it to I."

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    Re: Question about grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Simply but, "between" is a preposition."

    Pronouns that follow a preposition must be in the object form, not the subject form. I is the subject form, while me is the object form.

    It's the same reason we don't say (or shouldn't say) "Give it to I."
    Thankz Barb, this is more thorough and I can look it up. I really wanted to know why and not just which one is correct. Thankz to both of you.

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