Originally Posted by Jakeev
I have been arguing for months with a friend of mine about this very simple piece of grammar:
Is it You and I or is it You and Me?
I argue that in casual conversation, You and Me is correct while my friend says it's never proper.
Would someone with some damn knowledge of English please settle this bet for me once and for all?
"Is it you or I" is correct because you need a pronoun in the nominative case after verb forms of "to be"
if you mean when should you use "you and me" or "you and I" :
You and I: if you and the other person are the subject of the sentence or as a predicate nominative
e.g. You and I are going to the store tomorrow
Was it you or I who got a phone call this morning
You and me: if you and the other person are any kind of object (direct object, indirect object, object of preposition)
e.g. He gave the ball to you and me (indirect object)
Let's keep this between you and me (object of preposition)
He put you and me up for auction at the charity event. (direct object)