An example of us used as a pronoun is in the sentence, "They gave the book to us."
She saw us on the subway.
This letter is addressed to us.
We decided to get us another car.
It's not good enough for us teachers.
An example of U.S. is the abbreviation for the total entity formed by the fifty states in the United States.
They offered us free tickets to the show.
Origin of us
- Middle English from Old English ūs nes-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English us, from Old English Å«s (“us", dative personal pronoun), from Proto-Germanic *uns (“us"), from Proto-Indo-European *ne-, *nÅ-, *n-ge-, *n-sme- (“us"). Cognate with West Frisian us, Ãºs (“us"), Low German us (“us"), Dutch ons (“us"), German uns (“us"), Danish os (“us"), Latin nÅs (“we, us").
- Derived from the similarity between the letter u and the Greek letter Âµ.