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    wendy Guest

    please explain to me!

    a. I appreciate your taking the time to talk with me.
    b. I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me.


    1.which one is correct?? why??

    2.gerund or participle??


    formal: Mr. Jones complained about Mary'scoming to class late.
    informal: Mr. Jones complained about Mary coming to class late.

    3. formal: I appreciate your taking the time to talk with me. informal:I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me. Is this right??

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    Re: please explain to me!

    Quote Originally Posted by wendy
    a. I appreciate your taking the time to talk with me.
    b. I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me.


    1.which one is correct?? why??

    2.gerund or participle??


    formal: Mr. Jones complained about Mary'scoming to class late.
    informal: Mr. Jones complained about Mary coming to class late.

    3. formal: I appreciate your taking the time to talk with me. informal:I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me. Is this right??
    Yes, that is correct. I wouldn't make too much of the formal/infomal thing, however. In this instance, there isn't much difference. :wink:

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