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I found this old question in SE-ELL, particularly the comments on the last (Hector von's) answer, and it stirred my curiosity about the usage of object pronouns in subject position.

I believe that in colloquial English, sentences like these can be used:

Us cartographers can map the world / Me and Jeremy are going to the supermarket

But I would like to focus on the following examples:

  1. In spite of his being a mere boy, he offered to fight the giant
  2. In spite of him being a mere boy, he offered to fight the giant
  3. In spite of he being a mere boy, he offered to fight the giant

And

  1. Our having to undergo this disgrace is a pity
  2. Us having to undergo this disgrace is a pity
  3. We having to undergo this disgrace is a pity

For both examples, I would say that (1) is the correct and recommended form, (2) is an accepted colloquialism and (3) is incorrect, but I cannot explain why and especially why (2) must be chosen over (3).

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  • I think the duplicate addresses usage rather well but you could edit if you're asking about a part that's not covered in the answers.
    – Laurel
    Commented Aug 1, 2022 at 21:54
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    This seems to be asked daily now, but I don't know why: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
    – tchrist
    Commented Aug 1, 2022 at 22:15
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    In particular, this answer from yesterday should have within it the answers to all your puzzles. If you cannot find them there, please just say so.
    – tchrist
    Commented Aug 1, 2022 at 22:19
  • I wonder if it's exam time somewhere. Commented Aug 1, 2022 at 23:26

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