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    Us and we

    I got a question that is killing me.

    No one but we know what this institute is.

    Is this correct when the message they are trying to get across is
    "We are the only ones that know what this institute is."
    I think it should be "No one but us know what this institute is."
    Care to explain which one is right?
    Thanks.

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    Post Re: Us and we

    Quote Originally Posted by sportsrmyname View Post
    I got a question that is killing me.

    No one but we know what this institute is.

    Is this correct when the message they are trying to get across is
    "We are the only ones that know what this institute is."
    I think it should be "No one but us know what this institute is."
    Care to explain which one is right?
    Thanks.
    No one but us know what this institute is.

    reason: but=except

    (not a teacher)

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