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    Default we/us native speakers

    Your English seems as good as that of most of we/us native speakers.

    Should it be 'we' or 'us'?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: we/us native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Your English seems as good as that of most of we/us native speakers.

    Should it be 'we' or 'us'?

    Thanks in advance.
    It's only us that is correct, Tan Elaine. The object of any preposition is the object form of a pronoun.

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    Default Re: we/us native speakers

    His English is as good as you.
    His English is as good as yours.

    simpler, huh?

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    Default Re: we/us native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    His English is as good as you.
    His English is as good as yours.

    simpler, huh?
    In this case, it should read:
    Your English seems as good as ours, native speakers'.

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    Default Re: we/us native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    In this case, it should read:
    Your English seems as good as ours, native speakers'.
    It seems.... ==> you guess or think it is good.
    It is .... ==> you are positive it is good.

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    Default Re: we/us native speakers

    Thanks to both of you.

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    Default Re: we/us native speakers

    There's no comma in this structure. It should read:

    Your English seems as good as that of most of us native speakers.

    Greg

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    Default Re: we/us native speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by dragn View Post
    There's no comma in this structure. It should read:

    Your English seems as good as that of most of us native speakers.

    Greg
    I'll second that.

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    Default Re: we/us native speakers

    I think that sentence should be:
    "Your English seems to be as good as ours native speakers."
    Am I right?

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    Default Re: we/us native speakers

    I think that sentence should be:
    "Your English seems to be as good as ours native speakers."
    Nope, sorry. This structure doesn't take a possessive adjective; it takes a pronoun.

    Greg

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