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Which is correct, "you and I" or "you and me"?

Which of the following sentences is more acceptable?

"This is just between you and I."

or

"This is just between you and me."

I have come across both of these sentences in movies and I'm not sure which one is more acceptable. Can someone help me?

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marked as duplicate by Thursagen, waiwai933 Aug 20 '11 at 4:42

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Also, duplicate of this: english.stackexchange.com/q/32439/8183 –  Thursagen Aug 20 '11 at 4:40
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Actually, I didn't down-vote it. I don't simply downvote things unless they are seriously terrible, and your question has a lot of sense to me, just that it happened to have been asked prior –  Thursagen Aug 20 '11 at 4:53
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Sorry about the misunderstanding Thursagen. I think downvoting without explaining is rude and does not serve it's purpose. If you want high quality on the English SE then you must explain why you consider this question as bad. Then beginners can correct their mistakes and ask better questions the next time. Downvoting without commenting only serves to drive new users away. I think I deserve an explanation from the person who downvoted this question. –  Green Noob Aug 20 '11 at 5:02
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@Green Noob--Downvotes are a way to show that a question needs improvement. They can be removed once a question has been edited. The criterion for a downvote is "this question does not show any research". In this case, you asked this question when there was a similar one (the dupe, I think) on the front page--just be careful in the future. (Final note: I didn't vote on this question at all) –  simchona Aug 20 '11 at 5:07
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Duplicate questions are not automatically down-voted; that is what happens to questions closed as off-topic or "not a real question." –  kiamlaluno Aug 20 '11 at 7:51

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In standard English only between you and me is acceptable; between is a preposition and takes the objective case (us, me, him, her, them). None the less, between you and I is not uncommon in non-standard varieties of English. In particular, it might be entirely appropriate in dialogue, depending on the characters using it.

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