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    Question "us"

    Why cant you use "us" in the beginning of a sentence?

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    Re: "us"

    English is a subject-first language. That is, it has SVO word order: Subject + Verb + Object. The pronoun "us" functions as an object. It comes after the verb, never before the verb.

    Subject Pronoun: We ate the cake. ("ate" is the main verb)
    Object Pronoun: You made us eat the cake. ("made" is the main verb)

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