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    Subject & Object

    Hello everyone!

    I would like to ask if we are allowed to use the genitive and the accusative of personal pronouns as participle subjects.

    Also, how do we use "would prefer"? Is the verb followed by infinitive only or by two objects? (e.g. I'd prefer you to go)

    Thank you!

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    Re: Subject & Object

    1 Traditionalists prefer the genitive before a gerund, but the accusative is more common.
    2 You can have an infinitive when talking about your own preference or put the object in when expressing what you want someone else to do.


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    Re: Subject & Object

    Thanks a lot for your time.

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    Re: Subject & Object

    You're welcome.

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