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Us vs. Ourselves

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Uspronoun

(personal) Me and at least one other person; the objective case of we.

Ourselvespronoun

(reflexive pronoun) Us; the group including the speaker as the object of a verb or preposition when that group also is the subject.

‘We should keep this for ourselves.’;

Uspronoun

(colloquial) Me.

‘Give us a look at your paper.’; ‘Give us your wallet!’;

Ourselvespronoun

(emphatic) We; intensifies the subject as the group including the speaker, especially to indicate that no one else satisfies the predicate.

‘We did it ourselves.’;

Uspronoun

(Northern England) Our.

‘We'll have to throw us food out.’;

Ourselvespronoun

An emphasized form of the pronoun of the first person plural; - used as a subject, usually with we; also, alone in the predicate, in the nominative or the objective case.

‘We ourselves might distinctly number in words a great deal further then we usually do.’; ‘Safe in ourselves, while on ourselves we stand.’; ‘Unless we would denude ourself of all force.’;

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Usdeterminer

The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.

‘It's not good enough for us teachers.’;

Uspronoun

The persons speaking, regarded as an object; ourselves; - the objective case of we. See We.

‘Give us this day our daily bread.’;

Usnoun

48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

Uspronoun

used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people as the object of a verb or preposition

‘both of us’; ‘we asked him to come with us’; ‘let us know’;

Uspronoun

used after the verb ‘to be’ and after ‘than’ or ‘as’

‘it's us or them’; ‘they are richer than us’;

Uspronoun

to or for ourselves

‘we got us some good hunting’;

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Uspronoun

me

‘give us a kiss’;

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