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    to be furious about his buying nothing

    Dear Friends,

    Suppose Kate went shopping but bought nothing. She is angry about that. Can we say:

    She is furious about her buying nothing?

    Is 'her' ok in the above sentence?

    Thanks a lot.

    Palinkasocsi

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    Re: to be furious about his buying nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    Dear Friends,

    Suppose Kate went shopping but bought nothing. She is angry about that. Can we say:

    She is furious about her buying nothing?

    Is 'her' ok in the above sentence?

    Thanks a lot.

    Palinkasocsi
    She is furious with her about buying nothing.

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    Smile Re: to be furious about his buying nothing

    She is furious with herself for buying nothing is least ambiguous.

    She is furious with her for buying nothing implies that she is furious with another female person.

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