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Message from mohammad51 posted on 15-05-2018 at 14:04:20 (D | E | F)
Find this topic is somewhat not familiar to ask about.
Please tell me: is this used in English?
It is me ... it is I ? And what is the difference?
Thanks for your answers.
Edited by lucile83 on 15-05-2018 14:29
Re: It's me / It's I from lucile83, posted on 15-05-2018 at 14:39:36 (D | E)
- Someone is knocking at the door...Who is it?
...It's me, you know me, I am Jane.
"It is ME" is not grammatically correct in the academic sense, but is used in spoken English.
"It is I" is grammatically correct in the pure sense, but would never be used in spoken English - or very rarely by people who speak in an ultra-formal dialect.
"It is I" would have been correct in Shakespeare's time, in spoken English, but not now.
Re: It's me / It's I from handymancopywri, posted on 16-05-2018 at 04:30:01 (D | E)
I am new here, but I would like to lend my support early on. Either of the two phrases can be used in content. If you use "It is I", it will be more frowned upon versus smiled upon, yes, but not wrong. Using "It is I", shows a sense of personality and style. Most writers who use "It is I" are mostly more seasoned (more experienced) and more confident in their writing. If you are a beginner and have not a way to showcase your level of writing proficiency, "It is me" is the safer phrase to use.
Re: It's me / It's I from mohammad51, posted on 16-05-2018 at 10:26:59 (D | E)
Thank you for the definition and the discussion
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