You and I

This page was first published on the 29th of November, 2016 and last updated on the 8th of May, 2017 by Patrick Carpen.

us photoWhich is correct: you and I or you and me?

The answer: they both could be correct: depending on how they are used.

Let’s look at the following sentence:

Jane invited you and I to the party on Friday.

The above sentence is incorrect, but the one below is correct:

You and I are going to the party on Friday. Why?

It has to do with subject and object pronoun once again.

If “You and I” are going to the party on Friday, then “You and I” are doing something. Therefore, you and I are subjects. Therefore, you use the subject pronoun I. Always remember that I is a subject pronoun and “me” is an object pronoun.

Let’s examine the sentence again:

Jane invited you and I to the party.

In the above sentence, is “I” receiving an action or doing an action? I is receiving an action. “I” is “being invited”. Since anything that receives an action is an object, we must use the object pronoun “me”. So the sentence should read:

Jane invited you and me to the party.

Related: Who and Whom

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