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Why is "each" ungrammatical in "It’s an insult to us each"?

I've heard this sort of construction numerous times in my life: Did they tell you about it, John? -- No,they didn't tell me about it. And Mary, how about you? Did they tell you? No, they didn't tell ...
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Use of generic "one" without having to revel the gender

Would using a generic singular they be a good option here? or is there a better option? I suggest abandoning the impersonal pronoun "one", and replacing it with "you". The more ...
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To which object in a previous sentence does "those" refer?

{Those that are there} refers to fleas. Those that are there = those that are present. Were it the cats that were orange the sentence would be The cats rarely have fleas. Those that have [fleas] are ...
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Necessity of pronoun "that" or "those" when comparing two things

The intellectually inferior mice achieved comparable performance levels to their superiors. No. It should be The intellectually inferior mice achieved comparable performance levels to their ...
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Necessity of pronoun "that" or "those" when comparing two things

achieved performance comparable to that of their superiors achieved performance levels comparable to those of their superiors performed (almost) as well as their superiors NOTE: depends on what you ...
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different from them vs. different from themselves

Sometimes, when no loss of clarity would ensue, there is a clear choice between the two forms where a reflexive pronoun is clearly a correct option: 'I wrapped my towel around me/myself').   The ...
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