Case of pronoun when used as an adjective

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Does the case of a pronoun change when the role of the noun it modifies changes from subject to object?

 

Example:

 

We know the subjective pronoun "we" is used to modify the subject "creatures" in the following sentence:

We creatures are human.

 

Does the pronoun shift to the objective "us" when modifying a noun used as an object of a preposition?

She provided a trip down memory lane for (we/us?) creatures of the 1950s.

 

What is the rule?

Prepositions asked Nov 01 '12 at 17:15 David Smith New member

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This is a good question, but I haven't been able to find a rule that governs this example. I would go with the objective. If I can't figure something out, I will usually try to rewrite the sentence to avoid the problem.

 

She provided a trip down memory lane for those of us born in the 1950s.

link comment answered Nov 01 '12 at 18:20 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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