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    you or your

    Which is grammatically correct below? Thanks for your help.

    Terry,
    This change is per your and Mark’s discussion.

    Terry,
    This change is per you and Mark’s discussion.


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    #2

    Re: you or your

    the first one is correct


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    Re: you or your

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Which is grammatically correct below? Thanks for your help.

    Terry,
    This change is per your and Mark’s discussion.

    I think this is correct as a possesive version of you is required to agree with the possesive version of Mark.

    Terry,
    This change is per you and Mark’s discussion.
    I'm not 100% sure and hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: you or your

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Which is grammatically correct below? Thanks for your help.

    Terry,
    This change is per your and Mark’s discussion.

    Terry,
    This change is per you and Mark’s discussion.
    Your and Mark's discussion - the discussion of you and Mark.
    You and Mark's discussion - Mark's discussion (with someone else, not you).

    I don't know what is your intention, so I can't say which one is correct, but I think it's more likely to be the first.



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    Re: you or your

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Which is grammatically correct below? Thanks for your help.

    Terry,
    This change is per your and Mark’s discussion.

    Terry,
    This change is per you and Mark’s discussion.
    When in doubt, replace it to test it:
    Ex: This change is per our discussion.
    Ex: This change is per we discussion.
    Therefore,
    Ex: This change is per Mark's and your discussion.
    Ex: This change is per your and Mark's discussion.
    Note that, discussion is a noun, so it needs an adjective, and the only adjectives that are pronominal are possessive ones: my, your, his, her, etc. The pronoun you is a subject pronoun. It needs a verb, but there isn't a verb in this phrase *you and Mark's discussion. Which is why you is incorrect.

    Alternatively,
    Ex: This change is per the discussion you and Mark had.



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    Thanks to all for helping, but special thanks to "Soap". Soap's response gave clear consice examples including explanation(s).

    Thank you all!

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    Re: you or your

    Quote Originally Posted by Will_English View Post
    Thanks to all for helping, but special thanks to "Soap". Soap's response gave clear consice examples including explanation(s).

    Thank you all!
    It's Soup!

    I.

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    #8

    Re: you or your

    You're most welcome.

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