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    #1

    What is the use of me attending the session?

    This sentence is found in spot the error book.

    It says " use of me" part is wrong. But, it appears correct to me. Could you please help me out here?

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    #2

    Re: What is the use of me attending the session?

    The book is saying the correct form is 'my attending'. I wouldn't correct it, though.

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    #3

    Re: What is the use of me attending the session?

    I agree with jutfrank.

    I find myself asking my boss the exact same expression several times a year.
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    #4

    Re: What is the use of me attending the session?

    My attending is preferred by traditional grammars, but the (vast) majority of native speakers would use me attending. I think both forms are OK.

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