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    #1

    Insist on

    "I insist on your going there"

    OR

    "I insist on you going there." (Correct or incorrect?)

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    #2

    Re: Insist on

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I insist on your going there"

    OR

    "I insist on you going there." (Correct or incorrect?)
    It's the action of my going which you insist on.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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    #3

    Re: Insist on

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    It's the action of my going which you insist on.

    buggles (not a teacher)

    Hello, Buggles.

    Could it not be that it emphases you instead of other people who will do this.

    Thanks

    Richard

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    #4

    Re: Insist on

    "I insist on you going there." (Correct or incorrect?)
    Incorrect.

    However, you can expect to hear it said by native speakers with annoying frequency.
    It's best if you don't try to correct them.

    Rover

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