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    Can one say:
    a. John's sister makes too much noise and she is rude. I talked to John today but I only complained about making too much noise.
    instead of:
    John's sister makes too much noise and she is rude. I talked to John today but I only complained about HER making too much noise.

    Can one say:
    b. The workers across the street wake me up every day. I saw my next door neighbor today who is hard of hearing and I talked about waking me up all the time.
    instead of:
    The workers across the street wake me up every day. I saw my next door neighbor today who is hard of hearing and I talked about THE WORKERS' waking me up all the time.


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    Re: subject

    Quote Originally Posted by azz View Post
    Can one say:
    a. John's sister makes too much noise and she is rude. I talked to John today but I only complained about making too much noise.
    instead of:
    John's sister makes too much noise and she is rude. I talked to John today but I only complained about HER making too much noise.


    Can one say:
    b. The workers across the street wake me up every day. I saw my next door neighbor today who is hard of hearing and I talked about waking me up all the time.
    instead of:
    The workers across the street wake me up every day. I saw my next door neighbor today who is hard of hearing and I talked about THE WORKERS' waking me up all the time.
    No Azz, in each case you have to identify the person/persons responsible for the problem.

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