we vs us
در این بخش به تفاوت میان این دو کلمه و مثالهایی پیرامون آن می پردازیم.
We is a pronoun used as the subject of a verb, to mean the person communicating and at least one other person.
We can be inclusive:-
“We need to get to the airport!”
“We need to get to the airport! Will you take us?”
Us is also a pronoun, but it is used as the object of a verb or a preposition to mean the person communicating and at least one other person.
“Thank you for taking us to the airport.”
In the UK we often use it to refer to a large group of people that includes the person communicating.
“Us Brits have to stick together.”
Many linguists will argue that it should be “We Brits”, as in “We few, we happy few…” (thanks Shakespeare), and they have a point, but when we say “us” we sort of mean “all of us”.
!Note – in the UK “us” is also a very informal way of saying “me”.
“Give us a gummy bear.”