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    "Their" or "them"

    Greetings!

    I keep coming across people using "their" in sentences similar to the following:

    "[...] we would like to indentify lands of some value prior to their being occupied by third parties."

    Does that sound correct or should one use "them" instead of "their"?

    Merci buckets!

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    Re: "Their" or "them"

    It's perfectly correct and is preferred by more traditional grammars and in formal language.

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