we vs us

we vs us
  We is a pronoun used as the subject of a verb, to mean the person communicating and at least one other person.
  We can be inclusive:-
  For example:-
  "We need to get to the airport!"
  Or exclusive:-
  For example:-
  "We need to get to the airport! Will you take us?"
  Us is also a pronoun, but it is used as the object of a verb or a preposition to mean the person communicating and at least one other person.
  For example:-
  "Thank you for taking us to the airport."
  In the UK we often use it to refer to a large group of people that includes the person communicating.
  For example:-
  "Us Brits have to stick together."
  Many linguists will argue that it should be "We Brits", as in "We few, we happy few..." (thanks Shakespeare), and they have a point, but when we say "us" we sort of mean "all of us".
  ♦ !Note - in the UK "us" is also a very informal way of saying "me".
  For example:-
  "Give us a gummy bear."

English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words. 2014.

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