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    The difference of "our" and "us"

    Dear Teacher,


    The problem is one for "our" or "us" students to talk about.


    Which one is correct and why?

    Thanks a lot for your kind assistance. :)

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    'Our' students is correct if you are a teacher because the students in a sense belong to you.

    If you are one of the students, then I'd just say 'for us to talk about'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Our' students is correct if you are a teacher because the students in a sense belong to you.

    If you are one of the students, then I'd just say 'for us to talk about'.


    Thanks a lot for your kind assistance. :P

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    Re: The difference of "our" and "us"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cicily
    Dear Teacher,


    The problem is one for "our" or "us" students to talk about.


    Which one is correct and why?

    Thanks a lot for your kind assistance. :)
    I would accept either.

    teacher: our students
    anybody: students
    one of the students: us students

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    How do you feel about 'we students'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    How do you feel about 'we students'?
    I like it where nominative pronouns go. I hate it after prepositions. :wink:

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    I hear it, but don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I hear it, but don't like it.
    I don't mind it when it is needed. Often, it is superfluous. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I hear it, but don't like it.
    I don't mind it when it is needed. Often, it is superfluous. :wink:
    Hence, "we students", "our students", "us students" are all correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicily21
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I hear it, but don't like it.
    I don't mind it when it is needed. Often, it is superfluous. :wink:
    Hence, "we students", "our students", "us students" are all correct?
    All three can be correct. :wink:

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