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ayesha
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010 8:25:19 PM
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I often get confused between the two, so would appreciate the help and please do specify the situation whcih one is correct where.

"He is better than I" or "He is better than me"?
"You and Me will go? or "You and I will go"?
twinsonic
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010 9:05:59 PM

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ayesha wrote:

I often get confused between the two, so would appreciate the help and please do specify the situation whcih one is correct where.

"He is better than I" or "He is better than me"?
"You and Me will go? or "You and I will go"?


The easiest way to see which is correct (not always sounding the best) is to take out the other person. Would you say I or me? In the second sentence, would you say, "I will go," or "Me will go?" That one is easy! The other sounds better with "me" but it is incorrect. It is sort of like the "He is better than I" is short for "He is better than I am." You wouldn't say "He is better than me am." I know in the US we usually say things like "She is taller than me." But, it is not correct! I do catch myself on that one all the time!
ayesha
Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 2:38:16 PM
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Thank you...
aarenlainey
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:15:05 AM
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Hey twinsonic,
You have given very nice and summarized explanation. I pretty much agree with the mentioned way to know whether your sentence is correct or not. It will be helpful to others to not getting so much confused over this kind of minor mistakes.
e_n_w
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:57:39 AM
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Hi,
A quick tip for the second sentence:
You and I can be replaced by We- which is the Subject of the sentence. Therefore we have to use I there. Compare with this sentence : You will come to Me(object)
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