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    #1

    appreciate + ing

    Hello, I would like to know which of the following is the correct expression:
    I would appreciate YOU doing sth.
    or
    I would appreciate YOUR doing sth.

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: appreciate + ing

    Well, this question has already been asked.

    I think ( I would appreciate your doing something ) is the correct one.

    asmaa


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    #3

    Re: appreciate + ing

    Could someone more knowledgeable than I make a case either for or against regional variation here?

    Where I live, you would never hear the "your doing" version, only "you doing."

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    #4

    Re: appreciate + ing

    Quote Originally Posted by bchociej View Post
    Could someone more knowledgeable than I make a case either for or against regional variation here?

    Where I live, you would never hear the "your doing" version, only "you doing."
    You came in before me,bchociej
    For all it's worth...
    President Bush Congratulates NFL Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts
    South Lawn



    3:08 P.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Please be seated. How about it? Like, the Indianapolis Colts here on the South Lawn. Congratulations. Welcome to the Super Bowl champs. (Applause.)

    I want to welcome Jim Irsay and Meg, and Carlie, Casey, and Kalen. I had the honor of calling Jim after they won. I understand how hard it is to be an owner of a sports team and win. (Laughter.) I never did it. But he has, and I congratulate the organization. I congratulate Bill Polian, as well. I want to thank all the front office personnel, the schedulers, the ticket sellers, the travel arrangers, the people who never get any credit. I appreciate you being part of a fine organization. And we're here on the South Lawn to congratulate you..........
    President Bush Congratulates NFL Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts


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    #5

    Re: appreciate + ing

    I wouldn't be quick to point to our President as a source of grammatical authority , though this quote seems perfectly acceptable. Thanks!

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    #6

    Re: appreciate + ing

    Quote Originally Posted by bchociej View Post
    I wouldn't be quick to point to our President as a source of grammatical authority , though this quote seems perfectly acceptable. Thanks!
    Hehehe-that's why I wrote 'for all its worth'.....

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