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    #1

    Exclamation object

    =he doesn't want her to smoke in the house

    He objects her smoking in the house.
    OR
    He objects to her smoking in the house.
    OR
    He objects to her smoke in the house.

    Which is the pattern of verb object?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: object

    Quote Originally Posted by Christin93 View Post
    He objects to her smoking in the house = he does not like the fact that she smokes in the house,
    OR
    He objects to her smoke in the house = He does not like the presence in the house of the smoke she has produced.
    Subject - OBJECT to - possessive - gerund.

    I object to her being drunk in front of the students.
    She objects to me/my drinking.

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