Which is correct? “It is I” or “It is me”?

Both are correct, but if you say, “It is I” people will know that you have learnt your English from books — old grammar books! When somebody asks, “Who is it” and you reply, “It’s I”, he/she may laugh. The individual will think that you are trying to be pompous. Nobody really says, “It’s I” these days; it’s considered old fashioned. Nowadays, the standard response is, “It’s me!”, or just “Me!”.

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, April 19, 2004

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