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There Is No "I" In Between

Letter E Things often happen in 3's... You bump into the same person three times in one week, you lose three things in a day, three invitations show up for the same weekend, etc. This theory can be applied in so many instances; often it manifests in a simple incident that has no significance until the third occurrence. Then we say, "That is the third time I've heard ___!"

Over the last few weeks, this happened to me when I heard three different business women using the incorrect phrase, "Between you and I." [NOTE: It is incorrect because "between" is a preposition which requires the objective case, "me," not the subjective case, "I."] By the third time that I heard this grammatical error, I thought, "Aha! This is an opportunity to share my quick and easy way to remember the correct use of this phrase with the Here We Are readers!" 

So... Next time you are expressing an opinion, sharing a secret, or commenting in a business meeting, don't be tempted by the "evil I." Remember, there is no letter "I" in the word "between," BUT between you and me, there are plenty of EEEEEEEEEEEEEE's to help you avoid this very common mistake.

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Luci Weston

@Bose: Your mom is a smart lady! Thanks for the tip.


My mom taught me to remember this by saying to yourself "between me", "between I". You wouldn't say "between I".

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