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    skeptical

    "I am skeptical of their joining" or "about their joining". Should skeptical be followed by "about" or "of"?

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    Re: skeptical

    Either one.

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    Re: skeptical

    Also, be aware that you will hear "I am sceptical about them joining" in BrE, probably more frequently than "... their joining".

    Note the BrE spelling of "sceptical" too.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: skeptical

    "Them" and "their" are both correct.

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    Re: skeptical

    I wasn't suggesting that they weren't. I simply wanted to alert the OP to the fact that most people in the UK would use "them", not "their".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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