Posted on Saturday, November 6, 2010
in Incorrect word usage
We and us are pronouns. We is used as a subject. Us is used as an object.
Confusion can occur when either one is next to a noun that describes it.
We humans are often very emotional beings. (Test it out by dropping humans.)
There was no weathering the hurricane but us fools. (Test it out by dropping fools.)
For more information see Everything Language and Grammar.