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Serenity Carr, Assistant Editor
You and I or You and Me?
Wednesday October 27th 2021
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When should I use "you and I" and when should I use "you and me"? — Mong, Cambodia
Answer

Use "you and I" when it is the subject of a verb. Use "you and me" when it is the object of a verb.

The first person pronoun "I" is used when it is the subject of a verb. When it is the object, "me" is used.

  • I like ice cream. ("I" is the subject.)
  • She called me. ("Me" is the object.)
  • I walked to the store.
  • They gave the book to me.

 

When using "you and I/me" the same rule applies: use "you and I" for a subject and "you and me" for an object.

  • You and I both like ice cream.
  • She called you and me.
  • You and I walked to the store.
  • They gave the book to you and me.

 

I hope this helps.

 

More articles on "I" and "me" can be found here, and here, and here.

 

 

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