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    My problem is you/your smoking.

    hi . are any of these sentences correct grammatically : 'my problem is you smoking' , 'my problem is your smoking' , 'my problem is him coming back home' , 'my problem is his coming back home'
    the first two sentences used when talking about something done regularly or in the present time and the last ones for when talking about the future .
    are any of them common ? written or spoken English . articles , book , newspapers , conversations .
    thank you .

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    Re: object pronouns

    Your entire post is littered with errors, unfortunately. It is important to follow these rules of written English at all times:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular) and all proper nouns (English, Microsoft, Shakespeare etc).
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.

    Taking that advice on board, now click on "Edit Post" and correct the errors in your post. After that, we can look at your actual question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: object pronouns

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

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    Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: object pronouns

    i don't understand your anger . and i don't see why that much rudeness in your response was needed ! I'm sorry . I'll try to find another website where they try to answer my "actual question" . thank you !!!

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    Re: object pronouns

    The loss is yours.

    I sense no anger or rudeness. In fact you have had an excellent, free lesson on setting out your question according to the standard rules of written English.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Sep-2016 at 22:17.

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    #6

    Re: object pronouns

    I can pay for it if you like ! But befor that i need to take a look at them cause i dont remener what they were !!

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    Re: object pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by shshoo View Post
    I can pay for it if you like ! But befor that i need to take a look at them cause i dont remener what they were !!
    I have underlined some mistakes you made that ems mentioned. There are other mistakes. If you want us to give up our free time to help you, then you need to show that you try to follow our advice.

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    Re: object pronouns

    No . Thanks . I dont want to waste your free time anymore . If i hade known english was so difficult i would have never started it in the first place ! But please try to treat people better . This is my advice ! Im sure you can help others if you want to .

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    Re: object pronouns

    We apparently can't help you. You are still leaving a space before punctuation marks and not capitalising the pronoun 'I' or the initial letter of 'English'. Why nor try following our advice instead of telling how we should treat you?

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    Re: object pronouns

    Because i asked you a question and expected you to answer that very question . This not a classroom and im not your student . Im not native and my comments may contain loads of mistakes of any kind but i came here just to get an answer i wouldnt be in a hurry normally i could wait until i learn that through books . It is urgent since theres a discussion on the matter in my class ! And i dont understand your insistence !!!
    Last edited by shshoo; 06-Sep-2016 at 23:13. Reason: Spelling mistake

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