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This story has a useful lesson for us all

In this sentence, need to know the use of us all...

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  • Us all is an informal (and mostly regional) way of saying all of us. Dec 10 '19 at 3:10
  • @JasonBassford to my ear, "us all" is more formal than "all of us." It certainly seems to be older.
    – phoog
    Jul 20 '20 at 7:45
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In this context, “us all” means something like “everyone”.

“A lesson for us” could also work, but “us all” makes it very clear that it is a lesson for, literally, everyone.

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