Today I asked a question on this issue and my intention was to know more about the difference between the two sentences that I provided in the question, but it was marked as a duplicate of this and this.
Although I didn't ask whether those examples are grammatically correct, I accept that it's a potential duplicate since my examples were not chosen carefully.
Let's get back to my problem with such sentences. Suppose that you want to say something in a comment (like facebook) and there is not enough context to rule out some options. Consider the following examples:
- He liked the manager signing the paper.
- He liked the manager's signing the paper.
In nutshell, I think
- First sentence means he liked that specific manager who was signing the paper.
- Second one means he liked the way that manger signed the paper.
Would you please tell me your opinion on this?