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You'd rather us be dead

You'd rather us be dead How should this sentence be analyzed and parsed? Is it different from "You'd rather we were dead"?
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“Younger Me” as subject of sentence?

The sentence, "A younger me sat outside," though colloquially acceptable appears to be contrary to the rules of English pronomial declension. However, the allegedly more correct sentence "A younger I ...
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Is English in the process of creating a nominative absolute in compound objects?

I have been observing the increasing frequency of the use of the nominative in cases such as: Mary always has a huge disagreement with you and I. If you have a problem at school, you can let your ...
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Use of “both” (“singular” vs “plural”, “nominative” vs “oblique”) [closed]

I know that this is a possible duplicate of Is "both" singular? but the question was asked and answered more than 6 years ago and I don't want to reopen a question of 6 years ago. Also, my doubt is ...
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Is it proper to say that in contemporary English, certain pronouns are only have oblique and possessive cases?

Is it proper and/acceptable to say that Contemporary English only has Oblique and Possessive noun-cases? *To my understanding, Oblique case is a noun that functions the cases other's cannot. In ...
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“He for She” or “He for Her”?

Of course we all know that when a personal pronoun is the object of a verb or a preposition, it must be an objective pronoun. My question here is about the choice of a nominative pronoun in the ...
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fare thee well - grammar

Why is this sentence using 'thee' (which is, afaik the oblique case) and not 'thou'? The second person singular -in this case- should be the subject, i thought. The subject is the one doing the ...