When is a gerund supposed to be preceded by a possessive pronoun?
I am a German mathematician. In some research papers I find grammatical constructions like the one in the title, e.g.:
"Because of our ignoring the boundary conditions, the following analysis is easier."
I wonder whether this is grammatically and stylistically correct English. I know there are some original constructs in "mathematical English", so if it is not standard grammar, it might very well be an import from another language.
Can you help me?