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When should I use "you and I" and when should I use "you and me"? — Mong, Cambodia
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.
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