hey you know how "it's i" is generally considered more grammatically correct than "it's me"?

Therefore, does that mean that "there's me" should instead be "there's i"?

Someone pls help thanks.
Hello SJ,

Actually, most people will tell you that "It is I" is generally a hypercorrection and not used much at all.

Can you show me a sentence in which you'd use "There's me"? I cannot think of a sentence in which "There's I" would ever make sense.
Hi Grammar Geek

I was thinking along the lines of:

You are not alone - there's me.

I know "there's I" sounds wrong, but am i right in saying that if "It's I" is accepted, then by the same reason "there's I" should be too?

Thanks =)
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Well, "there's me" is pretty informal usage, but if you want to use it, use it, and do NOT say "there's I" -- that sounds ridiculous.

The fact is, sometimes a prounoun just doesn't work in a certain word order. For example, you do say "There is the street we're looking for" or "There's the street," but you do NOT say "There's it." You would say "There it is." Likewise, you wouldn't say "There's me," but rather, "There I am."

Other choices: You have me, too. I'm here with you, too.

And I'm still not agreeing with you that "It's I" is accepteable in a contracted form..

Knock knock - who's there? - It is I. -- Extrememly formal and not much used, but accepted, yes.
Knock knock - who's there? - It's I. -- I don't think so.

It is he - acceptable, if formal.
It's he - not acceptable (at least, not to my ears)
There's he - not acceptable
There he is - completely normal.
Grammar GeekLikewise, you wouldn't say "There's me," but rather, "There I am."
I think "there's me" and "there I am" are both ok, but different in meaning.
There's me --> Existential there. Like in "There's a cat, a dog, and two parrots in your room. What are they doing in your room?"
There I am --> Locative there. Like in "Where is mom? Oh, there she is..."

I don't know if it's just me, but if someone said "It's I" at the door... I would answer:
-Who is it?
- It is I.
- Eye? Eye who? Are you Eagle Eye Cherry?

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While it's important to learn proper grammar, it's probably more important to learn to speak and write like an educated native. That sometimes means laying aside what is technically correct for what is colloquial.

"It's I," or, "It is I," sound like something Shakespeare might have written in a play. "Hark! Who goes there?" "Fear not, it is I."

Likewise, "There's I," sounds hopelessly stilted and archaic. "Is there not one brave knight who will fight for the honor of this maiden?" "There's I."

"There's me," sounds colloquial in the right context, such as this:

"Who are the ones going to the game?"

"Well, let's see, there's John, Cindy and me."
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thanks so much, everyone! =)

I think the rule to use is similar to "It is I": You can switch the subject and the object because of the passive verb. Similar to "This is he" can become "He is this." So if you are writing formally and making, for example, a comparison, you would say "Blah blah blah, and then there is I" (instead of me, though that sounds much more natural). So in conversation you would say, "This is me" but in writing, especially formal writing, you may want to say "There is I."

Or rather, "There am I."

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