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'I want to study all of them's subtitles.' - is that correct?

Please tell me, can I say following: I got 10 movies and I want to study ALL OF THEM'S English subtitles. My question refers to the words all of them's. Can I say that or must I use the normal ...
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Personal pronoun with a gerund or infinitive?

My father never approved _____ a foreigner.   a. her to marry  b. her marrying  c. she marrying  d. she not marry Please answer the question with an explanation.
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Question structure for possessive pronoun [closed]

My paper is ready. I want to make this sentence into a question. In my view, it would be Is my paper ready? Is it correct according to English grammar? It might be correct but I need a reference....
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She's someone's sister vs. She's someones' sister

I recently found on a website a picture from a gathering. An individual had a sign saying She's someone's sister. As a non-native English speaker, I'm wondering why isn't She's someones' sister the ...
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Do I have to repeat possessive pronouns in a list?

Would it be okay to write: Nevertheless, we will analyze it because of its straightforward computation, prevalence in research and lack of qualitatively different results with other measures. or ...
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using of possessive pronoun

The house is not only wives but husbands too, the children are not only mothers, fathers too. The house is not only of wives but husbands too, the children are not only of mothers, fathers too.
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Can I use the pronoun “who” after an English possessive to refer to the possessor?

Then Mark held Mary's hand, who was still terrified. (Meaning, "Then Mark held Mary's hand, Mary being still terrified.) Can I use the pronoun "who" in this case, even if the preceding word is not ...
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When can two pronouns being compared in a sentence be of different types?

I came across a sentence on one of the pages on stackexchange today - He resents your being more popular than he is I always thought that while comparing two pronouns they should always be of the ...
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Which adjective to use for a personification of living being (her/his or its)?

Which adjective to use for a personification of living being (her/his or its)? Nature offers its/her lap to one who seeks it. Death completes its/his course, no one can stop it/him. I was ...
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Possessive Pronouns Usage: Mine, Hers, His

It's mine Which is simple and I can use it without any doubt anywhere. However, the below examples with "his" & "hers" are not that simple to me to use in my daily usage. I want to know how a ...
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I would like to thank everyone for their/ I would like to thank everyone for your

I have searched on the in the internet for examples of both usages and I came across this post in a thread at this forum We would like to thank everyone for their support. We would like to ...
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Why are some possessive pronoun not categorized as possessive adjectives?

In a book(Wren and Martin updated Indian edition) I am reading it is said: The forms my, our, your, her, their are called Possessive Adjectives because they are used with nouns and do the work of ...
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Usage of your and yours

When should one use your and yours. What is the difference in usage. Give some examples if possible, please. For example, Your question is interesting! Were those gloves his or yours? Why do we ...
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Let me change the meetings timing. Which is correct form from the below options [closed]

Let me change the meetings timing. or Let me change the meetings timings. or Let me change the meetings time.
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Noun after “their” must be plural?

Let me choose date of birth as the noun because each person exactly has only one. Which is the correct sentence? A or B? A: They write their date of birth on the given form. B: They write ...
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I wish *you* every day filled with/ I wish *your* every day

Any idea which one is correct: I wish you every day to be filled with lots of love. I wish your every day to be filled with lots of love.
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My or Mine usage

Which sentence is correct: Mine are the red packages on the right My are the red packages on the right. Thank you very much for the help!
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'It's she who' vs 'It's hers who' [duplicate]

It's she who had to leave her family. It's hers who had to leave her family. What's difference in between? Are they grammatically correct? I'm not sure about the use possesive pronouns in the second ...
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His vs His (possessive adjective vs possessive pronoun)?

How not to confuse the use of "His (possessive adjective) vs His (possessive pronoun)"? Is there a rule to use these "pronouns"? Are possessive pronouns used only after verbs and prepositions? For ...
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another's vs another

If just a few hundred hours of play-based therapy can improve my life and save another’s, I am more than happy to help. Should I replace "another’s" with "another"?
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possessive determiner my , mine is what?

My and mine are both called possessive pronouns My is called a possessive determiner What is mine also called?
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Why do we use possessive for a pronoun but not an apostrophe for its noun?

I know that it is correct to say: The table handle is rugged. When the noun table is replaced by its pronoun, then: Its handle is rugged. But why don't we say something like: The table's ...
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Which is correct: “gallery for which” or “gallery for whose” or both?

According to my book this sentence is correct: The gallery for which I am preparing the exhibition will have to apply for a subsidy from the City council. I am wondering whether this sentence that ...
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Pronouns: when to use possessive vs reflexive

I'm studying English grammar in depth (I have just basics now) and I'm asking myself when to use possessive pronouns (like mine, yours etc.) and when reflexive (like myself, yourself, himself etc.) ...
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the lid of the jar

Can one say a. I took off the lid of the jar and emptied it. b. I took off the jar's lid and emptied it. c. I took off the jar lid and emptied it. ? The intended meaning is that I emptied the jar ...
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What is wrong with year's and year here?

I wrote this sentence: In India, many aspirants take a year break to crack competitive exams so that they can study in a premier institute. My teacher corrected it to: In India, many aspirants ...
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Can I say “Give *her, her* book”?

For men I can ask "Is this his book?" and "Give him his book". What is the parallel for the women? "Is this her book"? and "Give her her book"? If so, why do the men have two kinds ...
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Possessive Pronoun of 'You'

I am getting confused with 'you' as a possessive pronoun, could we always say 'yours' for any context? Possessive Pronoun of She: • Janice is a friend of mine • I am one of Janice’s friends • ...
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Send me a picture of hers vs Send me a picture of her? Send me a picture of him vs send me a picure of his? [duplicate]

What exactly is happening? Hers and His sound correct; but why?
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Wow! Nice! I smelled you baking cake!

Which one is grammatical? "Wow! Nice! I smelled you baking cake!" "Wow! Nice! I smelled your baking cake!" Both of them are acceptable, maybe?
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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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How does the possessive apostrophe work in “it's”?

I am under the impression that we use the apostrophe to describe ownership. Someone would say "This is Jennifer's coat" to mean that the coat belongs to her, as opposed to, for instance, "Jennifers ...
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Problem is Mine

I have a question about a phrase: link The problem is mine. How is this different from the following: "The problem is me".
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When to use an object pronoun or a possessive adjective before a gerund

The rule says that we can use a possessive adjective or an object pronoun before a gerund. Is there a rule that says when to use each or are they interchangeable? Some say that it's wrong to use an ...
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Each other's / each others'

This always nags me... I would prefer a logical as well as a grammatical explanation of it. We enjoyed each other's company. We enjoyed each others' company. Which one is correct? Why is the ...
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“the wife” instead of “my wife”, are there any other contexts where a possessive pronoun gets replaced by a definite article?

In English, one occasionally sees a replacement of my wife by the wife, such as in this sentence: there was a sudden thud and I joked to the wife that someone had run into us Does this ...