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    It's no use "someone" / "someone's" doing something.

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    - It's no use someone doing something.
    - It's no use someone's doing something.

    Does either sound more formal than the other?

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    Re: It's no use "someone" / "someone's" doing something.

    Discussions on this could go on for a long time. Some regard only the form with 's as correct; some regard it as the more formal of two correct forms; some say there is a difference in usage; and some feel that it is old-fashioned.

    I tend to use 's myself, but the form without is more common.

    The same would be true of me/my, you/your/etc

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