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    Default their disregarding the fact?

    Dear Friends,

    I just wonder, whether the possessive can be used in the sentence bellow (my intuition says "yes" but I'd need some natve feedback):


    My final point of criticism of the classical approaches to verbal irony concerns their disregarding the fact that saying the opposite of what one means is patently irrational.

    Thanks a lot.

    Palinkasocsi

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    Default Re: their disregarding the fact?

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    Dear Friends,

    I just wonder, whether the possessive can be used in the sentence bellow (my intuition says "yes" but I'd need some natve feedback):


    My final point of criticism of the classical approaches to verbal irony concerns their disregarding the fact that saying the opposite of what one means is patently irrational.

    Thanks a lot.

    Palinkasocsi
    Yes, that's correct.

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    Default Re: their disregarding the fact?

    The model is 'concerns their <noun>'. Disregarding (in that context) is a gerund (verbal noun). You could equally well say 'concerns their disregard for...' (in which 'disregard' has given up all pretence of being a verb, and is itself a noun)

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