No, it should not read "you and me" because it is not an appositive for
"us" but a direct address to the other, as in "You and I let us go." "You
and I" is the subject of "let" if we put it in normal order. Compare, for
example: "Shall we let us go?"
Date sent: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 14:16:45 EST
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Subject: Re: Grammar
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In a message dated 4/5/03 11:03:26 AM EST, [log in to unmask] writes:
> Posted Sat. Apr 5 2003 1:40:45
> >> As he contemplates the mythical
> >> mermaids who heterosexual men found irresistible,
> >> he knows that it is not the sirens that hold
> >> such power over him:
> Shouldn't this read whom?
"Let us go then, you and I,"
Shouldn't this read "you and me"?
Consider my "who" as either a typo or poetic license.
-- Steve --