The difference of "our" and "us"

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Dear Teacher,


The problem is one for "our" or "us" students to talk about.


Which one is correct and why?

Thanks a lot for your kind assistance. :)
 

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'Our' students is correct if you are a teacher because the students in a sense belong to you.

If you are one of the students, then I'd just say 'for us to talk about'.;-)
 

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tdol said:
'Our' students is correct if you are a teacher because the students in a sense belong to you.

If you are one of the students, then I'd just say 'for us to talk about'.;-)



Thanks a lot for your kind assistance. :p
 

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Cicily said:
Dear Teacher,


The problem is one for "our" or "us" students to talk about.


Which one is correct and why?

Thanks a lot for your kind assistance. :)

I would accept either.

teacher: our students
anybody: students
one of the students: us students
 

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How do you feel about 'we students'? ;-)
 

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tdol said:
How do you feel about 'we students'? ;-)

I like it where nominative pronouns go. I hate it after prepositions. :wink:
 

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I hear it, but don't like it. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
I hear it, but don't like it. ;-)

I don't mind it when it is needed. Often, it is superfluous. :wink:
 

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Cicily21 said:
MikeNewYork said:
tdol said:
I hear it, but don't like it. ;-)

I don't mind it when it is needed. Often, it is superfluous. :wink:

Hence, "we students", "our students", "us students" are all correct?

All three can be correct. :wink:
 
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