This is something that impacts we as sons and daughters who have never done any of that bad stuff.
I am one of those sons, I assure you. I’ve never done any of that bad stuff.
I have been an object, however, in many, many sentences. Yet whenever I’ve been an object in a sentence, I’ve never been part of a we.
Because when you’re an object in a sentence, you’re us.
We (subject) are us (object)!
This is something that impacts us as sons and daughters, because when you’re the object in the sentence, you get to be US, not WE!
- (If you wonder whether to use “we” or “us,” take a look at whether you need a subject or an object. If you don’t understand the difference between a subject and an object, I suggest you consult the World Wide Interwebs, where I learned this simple trick: “The subject is the person or thing doing something, and the object is having something done to it.”) We is always doing something to us. Us is never doing something to we.