I can say "Bob and I are going" instead of "I'm going and Bob is going." I want to say something like "This is a waste of my time and Bob's time," but only saying "time" once. I can't say "our" because I'm introducing the other person's name in this sentence. The best I can think of is "This is a waste of me and Bob's time," but that seems incorrect.


Something like

Bob's and my time

or (less common)

Bob's time and mine?

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    "Bob's time and mine" = "My time and Bob's"? – b.roth Oct 14 '10 at 15:51
  • #Bruno - I think that depends on the emphasis in speaking. I would tend to think that the emphasis would be on mine in Bob's time and mine. – malach Oct 14 '10 at 15:55

This is a waste of my time and Bob's


How about "This is a waste of my and Bob's time"?

  • i was thinking of that but it sounds a bit awkward.. – Claudiu Oct 14 '10 at 14:44

This is a waste of time, both for Bob and myself

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