Please explain when to use "you and me" or "you and I"!

<p>see title.....</p>

<p>Ehm, English is not my first language but I always thought 'you and me' is casual or the "modernized" version of 'you and I'. So 'you and I' is the more proper form. I may be wrong though.</p>

<p>you use 'me' if it is in a prepositional phrase, 'I' if it is not,</p>

<p>such as in the phrase "between you and me"</p>

<p>the same rule applies to:
order: within prepositional phrase-without prepositional phrase

<p>i wrote that fast, and im pretty tired (sat 2 prep all day,) so although it should be correct check it with someone else cuz i might have said the whole thing backwards or something dumb like that</p>

<p>Just get rid of the "you and" part of the sentence and it become easier. </p>

<p>John is angry at me. So, John is angry at you and me.
I went to the store. So, You and I went to the store.
I went to the store to get some things for me. So, You and I went to the store to get some things for you and me.</p>

<p>I think "you and me" is used as an object
And "you and I" is used as a subject
Somebody verify</p>

<p>Anytime you see that, just cross out the "You and".</p>

<p>So if you have:</p>

<p>She gave money to you and I...</p>

<p>You get:</p>

<p>She gave money to I... which is obviously wrong, so it's me.</p>


<p>Uh... NVM, Jamimom said the exact same thing...</p>


<p>"I" is always a subject while "me" is always an object. When you use a prepositional phrase such as "with you and <strong><em>", since the missing word is the object of the preposition so you use "me". When you are using a compound subject such as "You and _</em></strong> are ....", then the mising word is the subject that performs the action, so you use "I".</p>

<p>jamimom, that tactic is good for people who speak english as a first language, since it depends simply on making it easier to feel which one is correct and which one is not, but that might not be the case here</p>

<p>sr6622, i can verify that:
its the same thing i said because if its in a prepositional phrase, its the object of the preposition, if its not in a prepositional phrase, its the subject</p>

<p>I too can confirm what sr6622 said, but I must argue with doctorrobert. It doesn't have to be in a prepositional phrase to be "me." It's just because it's an object rather than the subject, and a prepositional phrase is just one instance. "He killed me."</p>

<p>lol my friend and I were talking about the same topic earlier today.</p>

<p>When it's the OP, DO, or IO it's always ME... I is always the subject... That's the easiest way that I can put it.... </p>

<p>Will you study with me? OP
He killed me. DO
My brother bought me a birthday gift. IO</p>

<p>I think I forgot one thing. When it's a PN it's always "I." For example= It is I. It was I who rang the door last night at 5 PM.</p>

<p>OP = object of the preposition
DO = direct object
IO = indirect object
PN = predicate nominative (??)</p>

<p>pn is predicate nominative. ;) yep.</p>