Grammar Tip – Between you and …

One of my grammar books states that people who say “between you and I” commit an error of “unsurpassable grossness.”’

I think this statement is overkill. However, “between you and I” is an undeniable grammar error. “Between” is a preposition. The pronouns following must be in the objective form. Therefore, the correct answer — the only answer — is “between you and me.”

Watch for it over the next week. Between you and me, there are a number of people who don’t get it right.

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  1. Claire Donnison
    Claire Donnison says:

    Hi Jane,
    Funnily enough, I nearly brought this up in your Business Writing: Best Practices workshop. Is that worse or is the use of it in regard to more than two people?
    A pet peeve of mine…

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