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MiaKnox
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:34:10 PM
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Hello everyone!

I have a doubt:

We say "me too", but if I want to say "us", which one is more common:

"us too" or "we too"?

Think
thar
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:02:22 PM

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if you mean the common colloquial term:
"I like it."
"Me, too"
as a colloquial version of
"I do, too."

then it takes the same form for each of the other pronouns.
since 'me' is the object form (apologies, I do not know correct grammar terms)
I > me
you > you
he > him
she >her
we > us
they > them

so, "Me, too", "Us, too!"
"Her, too", "Them, too!" etc
MiaKnox
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:32:46 PM
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hmm, so I would say "us too" (informal) "we do too" (formal)

Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 3:16:25 PM

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I've never heard "Us too", just "We too"
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 4:04:24 PM

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It is colloquial, and definitely sounds a little "not-quite-grammatical", but is very common.

Joe - "We're going to the beach today"
Bill - "Us too!"

In the areas I have lived, "We too!" would be greeted with cries of
"Ooh, la-de-dah,'We too'. Why you talkin' so posh?"
thar
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 4:40:08 PM

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I think that because the subject pronoun (I, we) is linked to a verb (I do too; we, too, are going) so that it sounds wrong without the verb.
"we, too.....".
"we too" what? the verb is missing, it sounds wrong.
so I think that is why, when you use the shortened version, the colloquial "me, too", " us, too" you change to the object pronoun, because that can stand on its own without sounding odd.

compare short answers to a question:
Who is going?
I am
Who is going?
Me.

exactly the same with ^^^ too.
subject and verb together : I do, too.
object alone : Me, too
ghu
Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:13:39 AM
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"He told her this story" "Me,too" (He told me this story too)
"Give me ice-cream.""Me too" (Give the ice-cream to me too)
I'm not native English speaker and in these cases,cutting the sentence to "me" seems natural to me. But when one uses the object pronoun for pointing the subject,it sounds awkward to me.("I walk in the forest. Me,too")
I would say "I too". Jast saying.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 5:03:56 PM

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I get your meaning. You're right, it really is a construction that does not follow the rules of 'subject/object' style pronouns. d'oh!

If you consider "Me too." to be an abbreviation for "That applies to me too." it would work! Dancing

"I walk in the forest." - "That applies to me, too" (or "Me too.")
"I walk in the forest." - "I do, too"
ghu
Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 6:56:00 PM
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
You are so cunning :-)
leonAzul
Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 6:58:20 PM

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The expression "me too" is very common in English. (The formal name for it is "disjunctive pronoun".) It is much more common to hear the full clause "We like it too" as a declarative answer. As an expression of doubt or request for clarification, the question form such as "Them too?" is also informally acceptable.

I sense that "us too" sounds too much like "us two" to most native speakers, so they would avoid it except as a question.

thar wrote:
if you mean the common colloquial term:
"I like it."
"Me, too"
as a colloquial version of
"I do, too."

then it takes the same form for each of the other pronouns.
since 'me' is the object form (apologies, I do not know correct grammar terms)
I > me
you > you
he > him
she >her
we > us
they > them

so, "Me, too", "Us, too!"
"Her, too", "Them, too!" etc
uuaschbaer
Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 7:11:58 PM

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This thread has made me realize that it actually should be "Toys R We." Like Three little maids from school are we ...
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 7:38:26 PM

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It would seem that even the

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in "Toys R Us" is a trade mark. It used to be in inverted commas too.

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Wow! "Three little maids from school are we, come from a ladies' seminary..." - it's a long time since I heard any Gilbert & Sullivan (No, Almostfreebird, that's not Gilbert O'Sullivan! Different style of music).


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Laura Heller-Alicea
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You would never say "us are going too"
the correct way is "We too"
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