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    call on or come by???? Don't objec to???

    1)"Do you mind his calling on us?"

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    2)"Do you mind his coming by our place?"

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    3)"I don't object to his calling on us?"

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    4)"I wouldn't say no to him/his coming by?"

    Are 2),3) and 4) correct?

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    Re: call on or come by???? Don't objec to???

    Do you mind him calling on us?
    Do you mind him coming by our place?
    I don't object to him calling on us.
    I wouldn't say no to him coming by.
    All these can be used. Be careful with him/his; his is the possessive pronoun.

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    Re: call on or come by???? Don't objec to???

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Do you mind him calling on us?
    Do you mind him coming by our place?
    I don't object to him calling on us.
    I wouldn't say no to him coming by.
    All these can be used. Be careful with him/his; his is the possessive pronoun.
    Do we insist on him coming early or his coming early?

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    Re: call on or come by???? Don't objec to???

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Do you mind him calling on us?
    Do you mind him coming by our place?
    I don't object to him calling on us.
    I wouldn't say no to him coming by.
    All these can be used. Be careful with him/his; his is the possessive pronoun.
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠
    There's nothing wrong with mind one's doing something - that's simply a form used formally.

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    Re: call on or come by???? Don't objec to???

    Again, him.
    His book, his car, his phone; you would not use him in those circumstances and take note of my previous comment.

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    Re: call on or come by???? Don't objec to???

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
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    There's nothing wrong with mind one's doing something - that's simply a form used formally.
    Your meaning there would be - mind doing something of one - which is not acceptable.

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    Question Re: call on or come by???? Don't objec to???

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    Your meaning there would be - mind doing something of one - which is not acceptable.
    I haven't a clue how you came up with that.

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    Re: call on or come by???? Don't objec to???

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I haven't a clue how you came up with that.
    Here's what I've found

    "He insisted on my returning soon" and "There was no hope of our getting the tickets." So it should have been "He insisted on me returning soon" and "There was no hope of us getting the tickets" correspondingly?

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    Re: call on or come by???? Don't objec to???

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Here's what I've found

    "He insisted on my returning soon" and "There was no hope of our getting the tickets." So it should have been "He insisted on me returning soon" and "There was no hope of us getting the tickets" correspondingly?
    In everyday use, the sentences with an object pronoun seem to be more common. Mind you, the possessive pronoun is also correct, often used in formal contexts.

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    Re: call on or come by???? Don't objec to???

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Do you mind him calling on us?
    Do you mind him coming by our place?
    I don't object to him calling on us.
    I wouldn't say no to him coming by.
    All these can be used. Be careful with him/his; his is the possessive pronoun.
    Actually both are possible!

    "You don't mind my calling you Tony, do you?"

    "We discussed Alan's leaving all of his momey to charity."

    "I won't risk their being arrested."

    However, many speakers of American English regularly use nonpossessive forms of nouns and object pronouns instead of possessive forms. Thus you will also here

    "You don't mind me calling you Tony, do you?"

    "We discussed Alan leaving all of his momey to charity."

    "I won't risk them being arrested."

    p. 504 Ron Cowan "The teacher's grammar of English" 2008

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