You and I? ou You and me?

Alessandro (online) 3 11 91
Qual é o certo? You and I? ou You and me?

Quando uso um ou outro? Can someone help me?

Tks

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Alessandro (online) 3 11 91
Hello Ana Lúcia,

Both are correct in so far as both phrases are often used interchangeably in English. However!!!! it is grammatically correct to say "you and I" (when used as the subject of a sentence.)
In spoken English (more and more often in written English as well unfortunately) the phrase "you and me" is used as the subject of a sentence.

1st Example (grammatically CORRECT):
You and I are going on vacation and we are going to do nothing but relax.

2nd Example (ungrammatical and INCORRECT...but commonly used by English speakers):
You and me are going on vacation and we are going to do nothing but relax.

The phrase "you and I" can never be used as the object or indirect object of a sentence.

As the object OR AS the indirect object of a sentence an English speaker always uses the phrase "you and me."
Example (direct object of the sentence)
1) The sparks from the fire hit you and me because we were sitting too near to the fire.

Example (indirect object of the sentence)
2) The man gave you and me $25 to go and have a good meal.

It is TOTALLY incorrect AND UNGRAMMATICAL to say or write:
"The man gave you and I $25 to go and have a good meal.
(However, I hear people use sentences like this.


I hope this helps you understand the difference.
Abraços,

Resposta enviada por Bill no Grupo de Estudos do English Experts -
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But remember that the following prepositions are commonly used with OBJECT pronouns: among, between, for, from, of, to and with.

Examples:

Among us men, it was he who always acted as the interpreter.

Just between you and me, this isn't a very good price. (Just between you and I INCORRECT)

Of those who graduated with Betty and me, Ellen is the only one who has found a good job.

The experiment proved to my lab partner and me that prejudices about the results of an investigation are often unfounded.

The cake is from Jam and the flowers are from Larry and me.

Avoid using a subject pronoun instead of an object pronoun after a preposition.