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Can you tell me which one(s) is/are correct, please?

a. We men don't like it.

b. Men we don't like it.

C. Us men don't like it.

d. Men us don't like it.

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OK, you're looking to express the idea that:

Our group, the one containing the set of human beings who are male, do not like it (whatever it may be).

OK, b and d are definitely out. They are ungrammatical and downright barbaric.

That leaves a and c. While a is the up-register (formal) way of stating the proposition, c is very often how native speakers of English actually express the idea. If you're in a formal situation where people will think less of you if they think you have sloppy grammar, use a. If you're drinking in a bar with friends, c will sound more natural.

  • "Us men don't like it.": can 'us' be the subject? – dan Dec 3 '17 at 12:34
  • @dan: Nope. It would be a compound subject, "us" modifying "men". – Robusto Dec 3 '17 at 14:37
  • It looks very unusual to me. It's really the first time I see this. Do you know if any grammar guide to support 'us men' as a subject? Thanks! – dan Dec 3 '17 at 23:22
  • It would be non-standard, but that's often how people talk. – Robusto Dec 4 '17 at 1:11
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    I've heard it all over North America, England, and Ireland. Don't recall Scotland or Wales, but I think it likely. Note that it'd be standard in the propositional case: "For us men, it was a real surprise." – Robusto Dec 4 '17 at 1:57

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