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    Is this sentence correct?

    What you said was wrong. Your sayings were wrong. ( Two sentences have same meaning.I can use 'your sayings' instead of 'what you said')

    What about following sentences

    It makes me sad if you leave me. Can i say 'Your leaving of me makes me sad'?

    I dont care what you think about me. Can i say ' I dont care your thinkings about me'

    And last question is: Is 'your sayings' a possesive construction? Is there a rule to make possesive construction? Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Please ask unrelated questions in different threads.

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    What you said was wrong. Your sayings were wrong. ( Two sentences have same meaning.I can use 'your sayings' instead of 'what you said')
    No. "your sayings" does not mean "what you said." You were wrong. What you said was wrong.


    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    It makes me sad if you leave me. Can i say 'Your leaving of me makes me sad'?
    No. Your leaving me makes me sad.


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    I dont care what you think about me. Can i say ' I dont care your thinkings about me'
    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    And last question is: Is 'your sayings' a possesive construction? Is there a rule to make possesive construction? Thanks
    You need to be a bit more clear about what you mean.
    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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    #3

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    May I take 'your sayings' to mean 'the sayings you quoted'?

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    #4

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    It doesn't seem very likely here.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    May I take 'your sayings' to mean 'the sayings you created'?

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Forget about 'your sayings', Matthew. It's an unlikely collocation and not worth spending time on.

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