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    #1

    Smile There are four electric fans hanging over us/our heads.

    There are four electric fans hanging over us/our heads.




    Does the above sound right? And do both us and our heads fit in it?

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    Re: There are four electric fans hanging over us/our heads.

    Quite definitely: OUR heads.

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    Smile Re: There are four electric fans hanging over us/our heads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Mortimer View Post
    Quite definitely: OUR heads.
    Thanks, Dave.
    But why doesn't "hanging over us" work? It sounds good in my language.

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    Re: There are four electric fans hanging over us/our heads.

    Ah, I understand your question now! I thought you were asking whether you should say 'us heads' or 'our heads'.

    'Fans hanging over us' is perfectly OK.

    (Believe it or not, some people here do mistakenly say 'us heads' - I think in olden days it may have been a corruption of 'ours heads' when even English adjectives had to agree with the noun.)

    Dave

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    Talking Re: There are four electric fans hanging over us/our heads.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    There are four electric fans hanging over us/our heads.




    Does the above sound right? And do both us and our heads fit in it?
    Yes, both of your sentences are absolutely correct.
    Regards!
    Dawood

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