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    Is it ours or us?

    Hi,

    Pls. let me know which word (OURS/US) is correct to use in the following sentence and please insert commas where they should be inserted.

    The group who is having a meeting at The Ritz Carlton on the same date as OURS or US is not comfortable with the idea of being with our group on the same floor.


    Thank you.

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    Re: Is it ours or us?

    The group having a meeting at The Ritz Carlton on the same date as WE is not comfortable with the idea of being on the same floor with our group.

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    Re: Is it ours or us?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    The group having a meeting at The Ritz Carlton on the same date as WE is not comfortable with the idea of being on the same floor with our group.
    Nobody would say "we". Of the two, "us" would be more usual, but you will hear "ours".

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    Re: Is it ours or us?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Nobody would say "we". Of the two, "us" would be more usual, but you will hear "ours".
    I meant "having it on the same date as we are".

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    #5

    Re: Is it ours or us?

    I'd use "ours" meaning "a meeting."

    Your son was playing nicely with the others while ours were creating chaos.
    Your groups is having a meeting on Tuesday, the day after ours.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is it ours or us?

    Here is a line written by an American:

    "Change our meeting dates beginning in 2011 from meeting every month to every other month to facilitate Dennis being appointed to the Calaveras Foothills Fire Safe Council which also meets every other month on the same date as we."

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    Re: Is it ours or us?

    The original example used the noun "meeting" as the comparison, not the verb "meets."

    They meet on the same day we do.
    Their meetings are on the same day as ours.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is it ours or us?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The original example used the noun "meeting" as the comparison, not the verb "meets."

    They meet on the same day we do.
    Their meetings are on the same day as ours.
    I understand that. Here we have "They are having a meeting on the same date as we are". Can we omit "are" after "we"? I hope you got it now, Barb_D.

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    Re: Is it ours or us?

    I'd delete the "as" not the "are."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #10

    Re: Is it ours or us?

    Wouldn't the sentence look better this way:

    The group having a meeting at The Ritz Carlton on the same date WE ARE
    is not comfortable with the idea of being on the same floor with our group.

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