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What’s up with “you and I” and “you and me”?

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Let’s see:

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The short answer is no. It should have been “you and me.”

Here’s the long answer:

This topic deals with subject pronouns and object pronouns.

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Therefore, if “you and I” are performing the action, it should be “you and I”:

  • You and I are best friends.”
  • You and I are supposed to work together.”
  • You and I crossed the finish line at the same time.”

(TIP: Never use “you and I” at the end of a sentence.)

If “you and I” are receiving the action, it should be “you and me”:

  • "The teacher picked you and me as study partners.”
  • "My parents will give you and me a ride to school today.”
  • "John promised to take you and me to Disneyland.”

(TIP: Never use “you and me" at the beginning of a sentence.)

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Anon, we’re glad that you trusted your instincts to find out whether the song lyrics were grammatical.

After all,

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Sorry, Niall.

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