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    resulting in

    It got to the point where she was relentlessly hounded by the paparazzi at her elementary school, resulting in she and her brothers being shipped off temporarily to live in Florida until things cooled down.

    Eve bit the apple from the Tree of Knowledge on a Friday the 13th, resulting in she and Adam getting booted out of the Garden of Eden.

    The source of the sentences are newspaper articles on the Internet. I tend to use "her" instead of "she" in this kind of sentences. Are both ways acceptable and is there any difference?

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    #2

    Re: resulting in

    I would use "her".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: resulting in

    If you remove "and her brothers" and "and Adam" from their respective sentences, it's even clearer that it should be "her".

    ... resulting in her being shipped off temporarily ...
    ... resulting in her getting booted out of the Garden of Eden ...

    ... resulting in she being shipped off ...
    ... resulting in she getting booted out of ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: resulting in

    If I don't remove "and her brothers" and "and Adam," should it be: "...resulting in her and her brothers' being shipped off ..." and "...resulting in her and Adam's getting..."?
    Last edited by Meja; 30-Apr-2017 at 19:53.

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    #5

    Re: resulting in

    Yes. It is better with "her." But I don't consider "she" here is wrong.

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    Re: resulting in

    I think it should be "her".
    "... with the result that she and her brothers were shipped off ..." would be grammatical, though I think it's wordy.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 30-Apr-2017 at 20:31.

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    Re: resulting in

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    It is better with "her." But I don't consider "she" here is wrong.
    If "she" was acceptable in this sort of sentences, then we could use the subject pronoun "I" as well. It does not sound correct to me.
    e.g. My father intervened and talked to the teachers, resulting in I/my being sent to another school.

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    Re: resulting in

    Quote Originally Posted by Meja View Post
    If "she" was acceptable in this sort of sentences, then we could use the subject pronoun "I" as well. It does not sound correct to me.
    e.g. My father intervened and talked to the teachers, resulting in I/my being sent to another school.
    That's what I thought of adding to this thread. I agree completely.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: resulting in

    Quote Originally Posted by Meja View Post
    The source of the sentences are newspaper articles on the Internet. I tend to use "her" instead of "she" in this kind of sentences. Are both ways acceptable and is there any difference?
    I think it's probably hypercorrection, where people use forms they think are correct and sound good, like people who think tell myself is a posh way of saying tell me, or between you and I is good style.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-May-2017 at 14:48. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: resulting in

    Write The source of the sentences is newspaper articles on the Internet.​ The subject of the sentence is "the source", which is singular.
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