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    Default us vs our having been invited

    "....having been invited to take part in the conference was quite unexpected".

    I guess both "Our" and "Us" would be equally acceptable for an answer in this sentence, wouldn't they?

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    Default Re: us vs our having been invited

    No. "Our" is correct.

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    Default Re: us vs our having been invited

    So I can't use "us" here similar to "He insisted on us going there."="He insited on our going there"?

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    Default Re: us vs our having been invited

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    So I can't use "us" here similar to "He insisted on us going there."="He insited on our going there"?
    No, you can't.

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    Default Re: us vs our having been invited

    Would the following example be any different from my sentence?

    "I could just about shift the blame for her sleeping with Chris onto us having been apart after so long so close together."

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    Default Re: us vs our having been invited

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would the following example be any different from my sentence?

    "I could just about shift the blame for her sleeping with Chris onto us having been apart after so long so close together."
    Yes. The our/us follows a preposition.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: us vs our having been invited

    Gotcha. "Us" can't be at the beginning of a sentence. Thanks.

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