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Jakeev
May 14th, 2006, 05:39 AM
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?

VeeDaQueen
May 14th, 2006, 05:42 AM
i say whatever the fuck i want to :lol: i don't give a shit what friends think of my grammar.

Barrie_Dude
May 14th, 2006, 05:43 AM
Actually you are both somewhat correct. If the phrase is I go to the store, then the correct grammer you and i go to the store. But if the singular proper grammer for the phrase is me, than the plural proper grammer would be "you and me"!

Prizeidiot
May 14th, 2006, 05:44 AM
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?
I believe proper is always "You and I", never "You and me" but I'm not an expert

ceiling_fan
May 14th, 2006, 05:45 AM
I think that you are both correct.

However some common errors are... for example... "He gave you and I some cigarettes", that's incorrect. It should be "He gave you and me some cigarettes".

Prizeidiot
May 14th, 2006, 05:45 AM
Actually you are both somewhat correct. If the phrase is I go to the store, then the correct grammer you and i go to the store. But if the singular proper grammer for the phrase is me, than the plural proper grammer would be "you and me"!
Well there you go ;)

Barrie_Dude
May 14th, 2006, 05:54 AM
Well there you go ;)English was a good subject for me!:angel:

bw2082
May 14th, 2006, 06:14 AM
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)

Sam L
May 14th, 2006, 06:24 AM
"You and I" is technically the correct way of saying. But "You and me" is fairly popular these days anyway.

Mattographer
May 14th, 2006, 06:27 AM
You and I going to shopping today :bounce:

He gave you and me a free tickets to watch X-Men 3! :woohoo:

Sam L
May 14th, 2006, 06:38 AM
"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 gave put you and me up for auction at the charity event. (direct object)
Yes this is right. If confused always drop the "you and". And see if the sentence still works.

drake3781
May 14th, 2006, 07:12 AM
Yes this is right. If confused always drop the "you and". And see if the sentence still works.


YES! CORRECT! and BW was CORRECT too!!

bw2082
May 14th, 2006, 07:17 AM
Of course I'm correct. I'm a fucking grammar whiz :haha:

that being said, do as I say; not as I do :p

TF Chipmunk
May 14th, 2006, 07:18 AM
Yes this is right. If confused always drop the "you and". And see if the sentence still works.
:worship: That's how my english teacher from grammar school taught it :)

TF Chipmunk
May 14th, 2006, 07:19 AM
Of course I'm correct. I'm a fucking grammar whiz :haha:

that being said, do as I say not as I do :p
:lol: Good job with those examples :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
May 14th, 2006, 07:48 AM
You and I going to shopping today :bounce:

He gave you and me a free tickets to watch X-Men 3! :woohoo:

:yeah: :dance:

I wish someone gave me free tickets too :sobbing:

Jeff
May 14th, 2006, 07:56 AM
Also if you are unsure, just use "we" or "us." :p

G1Player2
May 14th, 2006, 08:05 AM
"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)

:worship: I was trying to think of some examples but you did it perfectly.

TFchipmunk. you are bw2082 in 10 years. You whiz kids make me sick. :hysteric:

Jakeev
May 14th, 2006, 08:53 AM
"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)

:kiss: thanks!!!:kiss:

Maryamator
May 14th, 2006, 01:13 PM
i believe u and i is more formal:p

John A Roark
May 14th, 2006, 01:27 PM
"You and I" is used when describing an action taken.
"You and me" is appropriate when describing something applicable to us, such as: "he lied to both you and me."
Just take 'you and' out of the mix--how does it work?
'he lied to I'?
no- he lied to ME
see how it works?
you and I went to the store
I went to the store
not you and me went to the store
me went to the store?
I think not.
BW was spot on.