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    which sentence is the best?

    why don't you take this opportunity that I am in town and ....
    why don't you make good use of me being in town and ...

    which one is the best, please?

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    Re: which sentence is the best?

    First, as there are only two sentences, the question is which is better, not best. Best requires more than two choices.

    To the first sentence, I might change it to "while I am in town" rather than "that."

    To the second, [almost] every time you see a gerund (an -ing word) used like this, you need a possessive. It should be "of my being in town" for it is the being in town that you want to take advantage of.

    Exceptions would be with something like this: Listen to me talking like this. You could actually put a comma after me: Listen to me, talking like this - thus making two phrases. But with your example above, "take advantage of me, being in town" is awkward. Or wrong.

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