Jem could be malicious at times, as shown from Scout's explaining that Jem was pure evil.
When I wrote this sentence, everyone said that I should not use the possessive form of "Scout" for some reason.
I thought that it doesn't matter whether I use it or not and that I am actually encouraged to use it, but they said that it just does not make sense.
I myself strongly believe that when the noun is followed by a gerund of any type, it is fine to change the noun to possessive form if the noun is not plural.
For instance: His being a foreigner made thing a little difficult.
So why are they saying it is incorrect usage? Or is it actually correct?