I am not an object

Post date: Apr 26, 2013 5:37:35 PM

Nor is "I" an object pronoun. Between you and me, have you ever heard anyone say, "between you and I"? I hear it all the time, and it signals to me that the speaker never learned the difference between object and subject pronouns. A prepositional phrase—that is, a phrase involving a preposition such as "between," "with," "from" or by—calls for an object pronoun. "I" is a subject pronoun. That means nothing more than that you use the "I" form in the subject of your sentence: "I am going to the store" or "I am driving away." "Me" is the object pronoun: "He drove me to the store." That's a sentence without a prepositional phrase. The object is simply the noun following the verb; it's the noun the verb is acting on. In a prepositional phrase, you always use the object: "I'm going to take him with me."