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    Default 'You must think us strange!'

    Is it correct to use 'us' in this sentence? "You must think us strange, don't you?" of course meaning "You must think we are strange, don't you?"Or is it just another way of talking that is not really correct? Can one say that?

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    Default Re: 'You must think us strange!'

    I have no problems with the structure.

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    Default Re: 'You must think us strange!'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I have no problems with the structure.
    Oh great! Thank you!

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    Default Re: 'You must think us strange!'

    You just think us (to be) very stange.

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    Default Re: 'You must think us strange!'

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnes View Post
    Is it correct to use 'us' in this sentence? "You must think us strange, don't you?" of course meaning "You must think we are strange, don't you?"Or is it just another way of talking that is not really correct? Can one say that?
    You can do the same with other pronouns, even the impersonal it:

    You must think it strange that he didn't even acknowledge your mail.

    You must think me stupid.


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    Default Re: 'You must think us strange!'

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    You can do the same with other pronouns, even the impersonal it:

    You must think it strange that he didn't even acknowledge your mail.

    You must think me stupid.


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    Cool !!! But I guess it wwould be wrong to use it in a question form like, for example "Do you think me stupid?"
    Last edited by Agnes; 02-Feb-2007 at 20:05. Reason: Addition

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    Default Re: 'You must think us strange!'

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnes View Post
    Cool !!! But I guess it wwould be wrong to use it in a question form like, for example "Do you think me stupid?"
    It just sounds a bit odd to me...I don't know .

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    Default Re: 'You must think us strange!'

    I think it's OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    I think it's OK.


    Yea, I guess it is!

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    Default Re: 'You must think us strange!'

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnes View Post
    Cool !!! But I guess it wwould be wrong to use it in a question form like, for example "Do you think me stupid?"
    Not wrong - people would understand you. But it'd be better to use the more direct 'Do you think I'm stupid?' (or [for the 'stupid' meaning], more colloquially, 'Do you think I was born yesterday?' or 'What kind of [a] fool do you take me for?')

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