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    vpkannan is offline Member
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    Despite my liking cricket / Despite me liking cricket

    Hi,

    1. Despite my liking cricket, my favourite game is football.
    2. Despite me liking cricket, my favourite game is football.

    Which is right please?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Despite my liking cricket / Despite me liking cricket

    Both are commonly used.

    Personally I prefer "my", but "me" is also fine.

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    Re: Despite my liking cricket / Despite me liking cricket

    vpkannan, please be aware that native speakers would be more likely to say

    'I like cricket, but my favourite game is football'.

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    Re: Despite my liking cricket / Despite me liking cricket

    Also note that you don't have to use "me" or "my" in your first example.

    Despite liking cricket, ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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