can I use----As per mine and John's understanding we concluded that...

  • << As per my understanding and John's understanding we concluded that... >>, and deleted to << As per my and John's understanding we concluded that... >>, but admittedly << As per John's understanding and mine we concluded that... >>. – Edwin Ashworth Aug 22 '19 at 14:11
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    I couldn't cite British-English - My v Mine as a duplicate because it's got no upvoted answers, but that one specifically asks about the possessive pronoun choice in It is mine / my and John's favourite. – FumbleFingers Aug 22 '19 at 14:44
  • It's an ugly was to phrase , restructuring makes an easier read; "As far as John and myself understand, we conclude that ... " – user356866 Aug 23 '19 at 6:09

No, you can't: in that sentence, "my" is correct. An easy test: if you remove John, your sentence would read "As per mine understanding..." which is clearly not right. Also -- and this is a stylistic, not grammatical, note -- avoiding "as per" at all costs is a wonderful contribution to better English. I'd write your sentence as "As John and I understood [or understand] it, we concluded that ..."

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