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The governors would, of course, agree to your being admittedly pensioned.

I could not understand the use of your being here; why does this sentence construction used here? (As I've often read that preposition takes objective case but here your is a possessive case)

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    The quote, from the wonderful 'Goodbye Mr Chips', actually uses the word "adequately", not "admittedly". "Your being adequately pensioned" is not a genitive (possessive) NP, but a non-finite clause as complement to the prep "to". "Your" can be replaced by "you" with no change of meaning. – BillJ Jul 24 '17 at 14:33
  • @BillJ The pronoun here is in fact possessive, as it should be with gerunds (and it is a common mistake to interprete it as a non-finite clause and use the non-possessive pronoun here). "Being pensioned" is a gerund, not a clause. – tenebris2020 Mar 18 '18 at 17:30
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The sentence here is a common structure used in English. Here, "your being admittedly pensioned" is referring to a quality of yours; a kind of pensioned-ness that you have. If the governors would agree to your being pensioned, that means that they would, essentially, give you the attribute of pensioned-ness. In other words, they would give you pension.

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