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    yi-ing is offline Senior Member
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    She responded to their decision by her threatening to quit.

    Do the following sentences have the same meaning? Which one is better?

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    responded to their decision by her threatening to quit.

    She responded to their decision by threatening to quit.


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    Re: She responded to their decision by her threatening to quit.

    Only #2 is correct.

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    yi-ing is offline Senior Member
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    Re: She responded to their decision by her threatening to quit.

    I think I used wrong pronoun. How about the following?
    I am confused who threatened and who was threatened.


    "She
    responded to their decision by their threatening to quit."

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    Re: She responded to their decision by her threatening to quit.

    That's ungrammatical so it means nothing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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