My word!!!! We agree. (Of course now you may want to rethink.) But on
grammar, you point to the real issue, and that means there is no need to
go in a circle.
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Subject: Re: Grammar (you and I)
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> The reasoning, I mean.
> And only the reasoning. Ditto to Steve and Rick.
> Do we assume that TSE made
> a mistake? Inquiring minds want to know...
I certainly don't think it's a "mistake", as TSE was a master of
I do think it's poetic license -- "Let us go then, you and I" sounds a lot
better than "Let us go then, you and me".
======== "You and I"
suggests the speaker is conscious of himself as a subject. -You and me-
would suggest otherwise -- the speaker as an object.
Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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