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    object to (me/my) playing ~

    Hi. Teachers !

    I do not understand why mother should object to (me , my ) playing the piano at the party.

    Q) Which one of the above "me" or "my" is correct grammatically ?


    In my view, both seem to be correct. formally, of cource, "my" is right.

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    Re: object to (me/my) playing ~

    Prescriptive grammar will tell you that "my" is correct, as you said.

    Descriptive grammar will tell you that people use "me" very frequently.

    You have to decide if "because everyone else is doing it" makes something correct.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: object to (me/my) playing ~

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Prescriptive grammar will tell you that "my" is correct, as you said.

    Descriptive grammar will tell you that people use "me" very frequently.

    You have to decide if "because everyone else is doing it" makes something correct.
    That is it! I have got my answer to this:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...tml#post614878

    Cool! And I have just become aware of what prescriptive really means. Prescriptivists cock a snook at corpus linguistics and think of English as it were a mathematical equation. I am a hardcore Mickey Mouse quasi-prescriptivist, that is what I am.

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