Does the subject value in the following example need to be "us" or "we". Does it follow the same principle in pluralising the subject where removing one component isolates the correct noun?

Dad and I have been discussing the possibility of we three getting away for a weekend together.

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    Would you say the possibility of us getting away or the possibility of we getting away? Commented Apr 16, 2019 at 18:30

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You use the nominative inflections of personal pronouns like I, he, we only for subjects of finite verbs like gets or got.

To provide a subject to a nonfinite verb like getting or to get as you are attempting to do here, you must use the accusative case pronouns like me, him, us.

That means you can only talk about us getting away, never about we getting away.

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