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    Object to + ?

    I objected to his/him staying here

    Which one of the above is correct?

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    Re: Object to + ?

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    I objected to his/him staying here

    Which one of the above is correct?
    They are both correct.

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    Re: Object to + ?

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    They are both correct.
    For real 0.o? So which one is American English and which is British English? Or are those the modern usage and the old usage of the word?

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    Re: Object to + ?

    Probably 'him' is more common.

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    Re: Object to + ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vkhu View Post
    For real 0.o? So which one is American English and which is British English? Or are those the modern usage and the old usage of the word?
    It's a complex topic. If you really have to know, you could read up on the topic.
    At this stage it would be far easier just to accept that sometimes you'll see a possessive before a gerund , where you might expect the objective case.
    ... but I don't mind you/your asking.

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