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    Excuse me, but is this sentence correct?
    1. Without their agreeing to our proposal, we can't...
    If I say,
    "Without their agreement to our proposal..", will it be all right and which is better to say?

    Would you check, please, the following questions?
    1. Should I feel responsible for him having said smth. as stupid as that.
    2. Without being able to speak to him first I can't promise you anything.
    3. As/While we just speaking, we won't solve any of our problems.

    And my last question is:
    What is the difference b/n the following sentences? Are they correct?
    1. I object to his bringing here.
    2. I object to that he's bringing her here.
    3. I object to that he brings her here.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: Pls, check.

    1. Without their agreeing to our proposal, we can't...
    If I say,
    "Without their agreement to our proposal..", will it be all right and which is better to say?

    Both are fine. The first would be preferred by some.


    1. Should I feel responsible for him having said smth. as stupid as that.

    It need a question mark
    2. Without being able to speak to him first I can't promise you anything.

    It makes more sense if you say 'Without speaking to him first,...'
    3. As/While we just speaking, we won't solve any of our problems.

    This doesn't work- try 'As long as we are just talking...'

    1. I object to his bringing here. Incorrect It need an object- I object to his bringing her here.
    2. I object to that he's bringing her here. Incorrect
    3. I object to that he brings her here. Incorrect

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    Default Re: Pls, check.

    Quote Originally Posted by BG_student
    Excuse me, but is this sentence correct?
    1. Without their agreeing to our proposal, we can't...
    If I say,
    "Without their agreement to our proposal..", will it be all right and which is better to say?

    Would you check, please, the following questions?
    1. Should I feel responsible for him having said smth. as stupid as that.
    2. Without being able to speak to him first I can't promise you anything.
    3. As/While we just speaking, we won't solve any of our problems.

    And my last question is:
    What is the difference b/n the following sentences? Are they correct?
    1. I object to his bringing here.
    2. I object to that he's bringing her here.
    3. I object to that he brings her here.

    Thanks a lot.
    I agree with TDOL's answers.

    In addition to "Should I feel responsible for him having said smth. as stupid as that?", one can also say "Should I feel responsible for his having said smth. as stupid as that?"

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