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Re: USAGE: Hither, thither and yon (was Re: Weekly Vocab 26)

From:Richard Wordingham <richard.wordingham@...>
Date:Monday, October 20, 2003, 1:16
--- In, Tristan McLeay <zsau@F...> wrote:

> At any rate, > she used 'us' in the singular a while ago, something I've never
heard my
> parents (or any of their generation) do, so she's either copied it
off my
> generation (unlikely) or it skipped a generation or something. Is
> us used in Britain? (e.g. 'pass us the knife' was what she said)).
Yes, but only as an indirect object (without 'to'). Also occurs in a very abbreviated form, 'Give it us' - possibly a contraction of 'Give it to us'. Richard.


Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>