Can we use ‘us’ with ‘each’ in a sentence? Does it sound idiomatic to a native? For example, which one(s) is/are correct?
It's an insult to us each.
It's an insult to us all.
The manager gave us each a task.
The manager gave us all a task.
Please note also that ‘all’ can mean either every member or part of — used with a plural noun or pronoun to mean that a statement is true of every person or thing in a group OR the whole number or sum of — used with a plural noun or pronoun to mean that a statement is true of a group of people or things considered together.
So, ‘us all’ doesn't necessarily mean that they all have the same task; it can also mean that they all have a different task. So, just tell me whether ‘us each’ is correct. If it is not correct, why is ‘They EACH HAVE a mobile’ correct? Also, I want to ask why is ‘it's an insult to us each’ is considered to be incorrect in this book?
Reference: The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language by Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum.