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    object to

    Teacher, is this correct? I am wondering if I use "object to" correctly.

    Mary objects to her son signing the form regarding the training exercise next week.

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    Re: object to

    Yes. (There are stilll a few dinosaurs who want this sort of gerund to have a possessive 'actor': 'Mary objects to her son's signing the form...', but this usage s on the way out.)

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    #3

    Re: object to

    Many of us "dinosaurs" accept either construction in most cases.

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    Re: object to

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Many of us "dinosaurs" accept either construction in most cases.
    And some of us "non-dinosaurs", too!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: object to

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Many of us "dinosaurs" accept either construction in most cases.
    Well I'm a dinosaur in that weaker sense (accepting either) But there are still a few pedants (probably not most EFL/ESOL teachers) who insist on a possessive as the only correct form.

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