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    Possessive used before gerund?

    I remember 'way back when I was in school that I was taught that, when using a gerund, the noun/pronoun preceeding the gerund should be posssesive (i.e., "Patient is a 43-year-old male who comes to the emergency room by ambulance with a chief complaint of his heart's racing.")...is this still correct?

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    Re: Possessive used before gerund?

    '...Thorpe's swimming has increased as a result...'

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    Re: Possessive used before gerund?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naughty Beef
    '...Thorpe's swimming has increased as a result...'

    sounds OK.

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