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    #1

    in return for ...

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    I was trying to punish him in return for his/him punishing his daughter.

    --- Should it be "his" or "him"?

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    Exclamation Re: in return for ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I was trying to punish him in return for (his/him) punishing his daughter.

    --- Should it be "his" or "him"?

    Thanks
    It should be ‘his’ which is a possessive adjective modifying the gerund ‘punishing’ which acts as object of the preposition ‘for’, however you can do without 'his'
    Last edited by sarat_106; 21-Mar-2010 at 02:31.

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    Re: in return for ...

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    however you can do without 'his'
    Hi

    So it would be OK to say: I was trying to punish him in return for punishing his daughter.

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    Exclamation Re: in return for ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    So it would be OK to say: I was trying to punish him in return for punishing his daughter.

    Thanks
    Yes, precisely.

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