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    #1

    Correct usage of me or my

    Which is correct?
    Tomorrow we can go biking instead of my doing yoga.
    Or
    Tomorrow we can go biking instead of me doing yoga.
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    #2

    Re: Correct usage of me or my

    The second one.

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    #3

    Re: Correct usage of me or my

    In my opinion, they are both grammatical.

    The first ends with possessive adjective + gerund.
    The second ends with objective pronoun + participle.

    In most cases, the two forms have the same meaning.

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    #4

    Re: Correct usage of me or my

    What about: Tomorrow we can go biking instead of I doing yoga.

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    #5

    Re: Correct usage of me or my

    No.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Correct usage of me or my

    Why?

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    #7

    Re: Correct usage of me or my

    Because you cannot use the subject form after a preposition.

    Not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: Correct usage of me or my

    Does "I" follow a preposition in your experience?

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    #9

    Re: Correct usage of me or my

    Not that I have used it before.

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    #10

    Re: Correct usage of me or my

    Then have you seen it before?

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