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Possessive pronouns and verb with -ing form [duplicate]

I'm looking for the rules concerning when you use possessive pronouns combined with a verb of "-ing" form. What's the combination called and how does it work? Examples: Thanks to my going to school ...
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Construction “to his being offered” needs explanation [duplicate]

This sentence is from the Wikipedia article about Michael K. Williams from "The Wire". The scar led to his being offered roles as a thug in music videos. As I see it, the word being is either a ...
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“them doing it” or “their doing it”? [duplicate]

1. I hate them calling her fat. 2. I hate their calling her fat. Which one is correct and which one is not ? Or do both work under different circumstances ? Please answer with explanation. ...
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Which is the correct gerund clause? 'People's killing animals', or 'People killing animals … '? [duplicate]

Which is the correct gerund clause that should be used here? People killing animals is a bad thing.. or People's killing animals is a bad thing.. John being late is a bit inconvenient. or John's ...
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“The fact of its being” Grammar [duplicate]

"The fact of its being so rare a flower ought to have made it easier to trace the source of this particular specimen, but in practice it was an impossible task." I just found this sentence reading a ...
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Word choice: “them” or “ their” [duplicate]

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 '...
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Possessive gerund [duplicate]

After watching this video with the following examples: I appreciate your coming here. He resents Marry's being promoted. I am tired of Migel's complaining. I do not understand why in this exercise (...
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Pronoun usage - subjective /objective/possessive [duplicate]

The fact that John was a good student resulted in his/him having many offers for the job. Which one should be used and why?
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Them vs Their in a sentence [duplicate]

Which one is correct? Their quitting on you is their loss. Them quitting on you is their loss.
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what is “ ' s ” in the sentence in bold? [duplicate]

And he gave the boy his belessing. The boy could see in his father' s gaze a desire to be able, himself, to travel the world- a desire that was still alive, despite his father' s having had to bury it,...
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Which one is correct? [duplicate]

You are always complaining about me driving your car. You are always complaining about I driving your car. You are always complaining about my driving your car.
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The chances of you getting a good job are greater than (my chances) of graduating high school. — grammaticality [duplicate]

The chances of you getting a good job are greater than me graduating high school. The chances of you getting a good job are greater than my chances of graduating high school. Are both the ...
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Noun/Pronoun place before gerund must be in possessive case? [duplicate]

So instead of saying: All depends on Ron winning a scholarship. we should say this: All depends on Ron's winning a scholarship.
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laughed at me/my doing something [duplicate]

I've read a few answers related to my question but I'd like to know if in this particular case there's a difference between these two sentences: A: She laughed at me listening to this music. ...
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Difference between “Do you mind closing the window?” and “Do you mind my closing the window?”?

What is the difference between Do you mind closing the window? and Do you mind my closing the window? Does the first sentence mean that the speaker asked the listener to close the window? ...

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