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    #1

    You or Your ???

    i am not sure which one is the correct one?

    We are agreeable to you obtaining the document from the police

    or

    We are agreeable to your obtaining the document from the police

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    Re: You or Your ???

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    i am not sure which one is the correct one?

    We are agreeable to you obtaining the document from the police

    or

    We are agreeable to your obtaining the document from the police
    Use "you", Thomas.

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    Re: You or Your ???

    My actual suggestion is to say instead "We agreed that you would..."
    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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