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    Us vs Ourselves

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    Which is correct and why?

    We resolved the issue among ourselves

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    We resolved the issue among us?

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    We resolved the issue amongst ourselves is correct.
    Ourselves refers back to 'we', which is why it is used. It is the same set of people in question. We = Ourselves.

    They resolved the issue amongst us would be correct. Because in this case they and us are different sets of people.

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    We resolved the issue among ourselves is correct , They resolved the issue among themselves

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    Quote Originally Posted by chilledlife View Post
    We resolved the issue amongst ourselves is correct.
    Ourselves refers back to 'we', which is why it is used. It is the same set of people in question. We = Ourselves.

    They resolved the issue amongst us would be correct. Because in this case they and us are different sets of people.
    What about " we resolve the issue ourselves" ? (for example - I do it myself). Please explain.

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