Communication Tip #21
It is I, Elizabeth.
Even though it sounds wrong, the correct phrase is “It is I.” Not “It is me.”
It is also she, he, we, they. Linking verbs such as is, was, seem, appear, link the two subjects.
Years ago, my mother Millie Nulf taught us how to make this phrase make sense. She said to mentally finish the thought: Q: “Is Elizabeth there?” A: “This is she (who is answering the phone, etc.)”
Unlike most other grammar rules, this one has some wiggle room. “It is me” is being tolerated.
However, it is we who routinely say it correctly who give stability to the world!