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    "In spite of my obliging him many times over...

    "In spite of my obliging him many times over and advising him about..."

    Should it be "me" instead of "my"? Please explain if it's not.
    Last edited by MeyaN; 13-Nov-2016 at 13:28.
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    Re: "In spite of my obliging him many times over...

    I think 'my' is correct because it modifies the gerund 'obliging', the object of the preposition 'of'.
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    Re: "In spite of my obliging him many times over...

    You'll hear "me" in BrE from a lot of people. Those of us who use "my" there are in a dwindling minority. Note that "suggesting him" at the end might not be correct - please tell us what comes next.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "In spite of my obliging him many times over...

    It's "advising him about". Now edited.
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    Re: "In spite of my obliging him many times over...

    1. "In spite of I obliging him many times over..." Please tell me if it is okay to use I in the place of "me" or "my"?

    2. What about if it's second/third person?

    i.e., "In spite of him/them obliging him many times over..." Should it be "him/them" or "he/they"?
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    Re: "In spite of my obliging him many times over...

    After a preposition such as 'of', the object form such as 'me', 'him' and 'them' must be used.
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