Is it "Between You and I" or is it "Between You and Me"? This one is an absolute classic.
The essential question is which pronoun to use: I or me.
"I" is a subjective pronoun, which means it is the performer of the action.
"Me" is an objective pronoun, which means it is the receiver of the action.
That is easy to remember if you think of these two simple sentences:
I love you. You love me.
We don't say "Me love you" not only because it sounds strange but because "me" can't do an action. :-)
If the sentence read "You and I should have a dog treat in our pocket," it would be correct to say "You and I" because these two pronouns are the do-ers of the verb "to have."
But as soon as you add a preposition--such as between, about, on, and over--before "you and I," these pronouns become objective: you and me.
It's just between you and me.
The plane is flying over you and me.
Today, it's all about you and me.
The same is true if you put the prepositional phrase at the beginning of the sentence.
Between you and me, we are nearly at the end (of this blog post).
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