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    Question 'Looking forward to him coming to India' or 'Looking forward to his coming to India'

    Hello,

    are both of these sentences correct?

    1. I am looking forward to him coming to India.
    2. I am looking forward to his coming to India.

    I think they are both correct, but I want to confirm if I am right, and also if they mean the same thing.

    Similarly, if I use 'arrive' instead of 'coming', then the sentences would be:

    a. I am looking forward to his arrival in India.
    b. I am looking forward to him arriving in India.

    They are both ('a' and 'b') correct, aren't they?

    Thank you

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    Re: 'Looking forward to him coming to India' or 'Looking forward to his coming to Ind

    Yes. Yes. (If you are going to be right every time,why even bother? )

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    Re: 'Looking forward to him coming to India' or 'Looking forward to his coming to Ind

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Yes. Yes. (If you are going to be right every time,why even bother? )
    Thank you.

    (Regarding your (rhetorical?) question, I think you are (partly) joking, right? Most of the questions on this forum are my own, but sometimes I have to help others who ask me questions and if I am not sure about the answers, I have to ask here, because I am not a teacher and I don't want to give them wrong answers. I tell them about this website, but they are either too lazy or don't feel confident that they known enough English to even post their question properly.)

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    Re: 'Looking forward to him coming to India' or 'Looking forward to his coming to Ind

    Yes, I was making an attempt at humor. (Note the -->) So you are absolutely right.

    Feel free to ask more questions.

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