I don't like _____ eating.

What will be better to use, them or their. I want to say their way of eating .But, i want to cut it short, according to context. Can I use the sentence this way, using 'them or their.

  • I don't like their eating. You can read this.
    – None
    Commented May 22, 2017 at 18:06
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    They mean different things. "their eating" refers to how they eat. "them eating" refers to the fact that they are eating.
    – user3169
    Commented May 22, 2017 at 19:53

1 Answer 1


If you mean they slurp their soup, burp loudly, talk with their mouths full, and wipe their faces with their sleeves, you can say,

I don't like their table manners.

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