Case of pronoun when used as an adjective


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




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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