Like you and I or Like you and me


Various people have given opposing opinions about the following sentence. What are your thoughts about using "like" in this situation?

“Each year, CASA hosts a Light of Hope breakfast for citizens like you and I to learn more about what this organization provides for the many abused and neglected children in our Pikes Peak Community.”

asked Apr 05 '11 at 00:51 Jody New member

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In this situation 'like you and me' is best.  The trick is to take out the other person, if it still makes sense, then you're golden!  For example: ". . . citizens like I" or ". . .citizens like me"?  

link comment answered Apr 06 '11 at 19:42 Kimberly Expert

In this case "like" is a preposition and always takes the objective case "me".

link comment answered Jul 21 '13 at 02:58 judy New member

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