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"Me being" versus "my being" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gerund preceded by possessive pronoun (e.g. “He resents your being more popular than he is”) Until a few months ago, I had always thought that sentences like this ...
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"...his parents' dream of *him* achieving a Cambridge degree." What is the function of "him" here? [duplicate]

I have a problem analysing this sentence from the point of finite/nonfinite clauses, clause elements and their functions: He does not want to destroy his parents' dream of him achieving a Cambridge ...
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"If you don't mind me asking" or "If you don't mind my asking"? [duplicate]

Which one is more appropriate - "If you don't mind me asking" or "If you don't mind my asking"? I always thought that it was "If you don't mind me asking", but I recently heard "If you don't mind my ...
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Would you mind me / my opening the window? [duplicate]

Would you mind me opening the window? Would you mind my opening the window? Who uses which form, and why? Is this a difference in dialect? A difference between formal and informal grammar?
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What is the correct form of a gerund? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is a gerund supposed to be preceded by a possessive pronoun? “Me being” versus “my being” Usage of the gerund preceded by the possessive pronoun I don't really know what to ...
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Using Nouns or Gerunds [duplicate]

Could anyone explain when to use a noun or a gerund? Are these sentences correct? What is the difference between usage of gerund and noun there? I worked on the improvement of the article. I ...
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Is "We look forward to your spending time with us" a proper use of "your"? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is a gerund supposed to be preceded by a possessive pronoun? The phrase “We look forward to your spending time with us” is common in invites in my industry but it feels ...
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What's the name of this grammar error: "due to him having..." [duplicate]

I know there's something wrong with the way the indirect-object pronoun "him" and the gerund "having" are being used here, but I can't put my finger on it or find it on Google. Here's another example: ...
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Must I use "their" or "them" in the following instance [duplicate]

Which of the following is correct? In the case of "their" being granted a bond the deal will go through. or: In the case of "them" being granted a bond the deal will go through.
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"Because of our doing something ..." - Is this correct English? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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"I hope you don't mind my telling you frankly" - sentence structure [duplicate]

"I hope you don't mind my telling you frankly" I've come upon this sentence while reading Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning" and it struck me as kind of strange. To me, swapping "my" for "me" ...
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"Him" or "his" used with "resulted" [duplicate]

Which sentence is more grammatically correct: Jack’s predilection toward competitive sports resulted in him becoming a great tennis player. or Jack's predilection toward competitive sports ...
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Gerund usage: when can verbs be used as -ing nouns? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding the correct usage of verbs as nouns ending in -ing (I understand that these are referred to as gerunds). Under what circumstance may a gerund be used in place of the verb ...
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Please explain the grammar behind these sentences [duplicate]

I have used these kinds of sentences in talking and writing for so long without really knowing the grammar behind them: This resulted in my getting late It's unfortunate that even after his trying to ...
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Which is correct: "your -ing" or "you -ing"? [duplicate]

Which of the following is (more) correct or are they both acceptable? I apologise for your receiving emails. or I apologise for you receiving emails. I think I read somewhere (but can't find ...
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