noun (plural Is or I's)
dot the i's and cross the t's
- see dot1.
Words that rhyme with Ially, Altai, apply, assai, awry, ay, aye, Baha'i, belie, bi, Bligh, buy, by, bye, bye-bye, chi, Chiangmai, Ciskei, comply, cry, Cy, Dai, defy, deny, Di, die, do-or-die, dry, Dubai, dye, espy, eye, fie, fly, forbye, fry, Frye, goodbye (US goodby), guy, hereby, hi, hie, high, imply, I-spy, July, kai, lie, lye, Mackay, misapply, my, nearby, nigh, Nye, outfly, passer-by, phi, pi, pie, ply, pry, psi, Qinghai, rai, rely, rocaille, rye, scry, serai, shanghai, shy, sigh, sky, Skye, sky-high, sly, spin-dry, spry, spy, sty, Sukhotai, supply, Tai, Thai, thereby, thigh, thy, tie, Transkei, try, tumble-dry, underlie, Versailles, Vi, vie, whereby, why, wry, Wye, xi, Xingtai, Yantai
pronoun[first person singular]
- These turbans or crowns are a form of anciency representing the royalty of I and I Rastafari people from ancient times until this time.
- The information I-man retrieved is not from one book, but many.
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ego from early 19th century:
This is the Latin word for ‘I’. It came into English later than egotism (early 18th century) or egoism (late 18th century). I (Old English) goes back to the same Indo-European root.
Why is it incorrect to say between you and I (rather than between you and me)? Why is it also wrong to say John and me went to the shops (instead of John and I went to the shops)? Should you say she’s much better than me or she’s much better than I? For a discussion of such questions, see between (usage) and personal pronoun.
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