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    It's me did it..

    "It's me did it" is correct?

    I'd like to say "Это я сделал (это)". I'd like to accentuate that it was exactly me, who did that...
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    It was me who did it

    а ты мужчина? Ты сделал это?
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    а ты мужчина? Ты сделал это?
    А в этой фразе речь не обо мне :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    It was me who did it
    WHAT???!!!
    "ME" NEVER <verb> anything, "I" <verb> (did)

    <verb> "me" (do) me

    "Me <verb>" is fine if your name is Tarzan... Only
    I'm easily amused late at night...

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    Sigh. I give up. Yeah, grammatically incorrect... However, in oral speech it's normal... Sigh...
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    I'm the one who did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capecoddah
    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    It was me who did it
    WHAT???!!!
    "ME" NEVER <verb> anything, "I" <verb> (did)

    <verb> "me" (do) me

    "Me <verb>" is fine if your name is Tarzan... Only
    So what's your variant?
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    It was I who did it (I think this is the proper grammaticaly correct way. Maybe)

    But most people say: It was me who did it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Sigh. I give up. Yeah, grammatically incorrect... However, in oral speech it's normal... Sigh...
    No, it isn't. "I'm the one who did it" is "normal" in speech, unless you've been hanging out with techy-types. Seriously, I find grammatical mistakes in my error messages all the time.

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    There are so many ways to say this. Most of them ungrammatically. But I Ihave heard everything. A few more variations.


    It was me that did it.
    I done it.
    Sure, I done gone and did that, so what?
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    I hate to get into this discussion, Challenger, but you can't say that the phrase "It wasn't me" isn't normal in everyday speech. I know grammatically one should be hanged, but it is still quite normal.
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    I hate to get into this discussion, Challenger, but you can't say that the phrase "It wasn't me" isn't normal in everyday speech. I know grammatically one should be hanged, but it is still quite normal.
    Well, as soon as we get into what's "normal," everything gets very subjective. I propose a poll! Anyways, because of the very subjectivity of it, I don't think it's a good idea to indiscriminately sanction everything that's "normal," especially for use by non-native speakers. In some circles, DDT's "Sure, I done gone and did that" may be "normal," but I'm sure you wouldn't recommend this phrase to dear Olya.

    P.S. I'm really not trying to be a self-appointed grammar hitman, только приходится

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    "I did it"

    Keep
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    Simple,
    Stupid
    I'm easily amused late at night...

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    Quote Originally Posted by capecoddah
    "I did it"
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    I'd like to accentuate that it was exactly me
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capecoddah
    "I did it"

    Keep
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    Simple,
    Stupid
    But the Russian text is Это я сделал (это).

    "I did it" is simply, Я (это) сделал. Since the Russian is being specific, so should the English translation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    There are so many ways to say this. Most of them ungrammatically. But I Ihave heard everything. A few more variations.


    It was me that did it.
    I done it.
    Sure, I done gone and did that, so what?
    In this case, you should be shot
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Why can't it be "me"?

    The subject of the sentence is "it".

    It (subject) was me (object).

    Lol, maybe I should be hanged.

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    I did it, it was me.

    "I did it" would be an acceptable confession
    I'm easily amused late at night...

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    There are so many ways to say this. Most of them ungrammatically. But I Ihave heard everything. A few more variations.


    It was me that did it.
    I done it.
    Sure, I done gone and did that, so what?
    In this case, you should be shot
    It was me what done it!
    Start shooting!!!!!!
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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    You cannot give a "best answer" to this question without knowing what the question was, which Оля did not specify...so this thread does not merit the amount of discussion that it has received!
    DO IT YOURSELF!

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