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    Me or My?

    Are both these sentences correct?

    1. I don't remember me being so tired.

    2. I don't remember my being so tired.

    Thanks.

    Ardie Geldman
    Efrat Israel


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    Re: Me or My?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ardie Geldman View Post
    Are both these sentences correct?

    1. I don't remember me being so tired.

    2. I don't remember my being so tired.

    Thanks.

    Ardie Geldman
    Efrat Israel
    There are many situations in which the possessive + gerund form can be replaced by the object pronoun + participle form, but I don't like the first of your sentences. "I don't remember me" causes me to stop. #2 is fine.

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    Re: Me or My?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ardie Geldman View Post
    Are both these sentences correct?

    1. I don't remember me being so tired.
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]2. I don't remember my being so tired.[/FONT
    I agree with Mike, about being uncomfortable with "remember me"; but I'm not entirely comfortable with 'remember my' either. I'd just drop the pronoun altogether: "I don't remember being so tired".

    And if you changed the number to 2nd or 3rd, I'd prefer the object pronoun/participle version: "I don't remember you/them being so tired". (But it's only a slight preference: I use both, depending on the audience.)

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