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    Usage of "you" and "your"

    Is "you" or "your" correct in the follwoing sentence?

    I would appreciate (you OR your) looking at our plan.

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    Re: Usage of "you" and "your"

    Both are ok.

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    Re: Usage of "you" and "your"

    Quote Originally Posted by doloresxxxv View Post
    Is "you" or "your" correct in the follwoing sentence?

    I would appreciate (you OR your) looking at our plan.
    Although both are acceptable, "your" is preferable.

    You would appreciate the action (looking at the plans) rather than the person, so you should really use "your".

    You are appreciating the person's action i.e. the action associated with him, so it's his action you appreciate and not him.

    Similarly, you would say you would appreciate his looking at the plan rather than him looking at it.

    Buggles(not a teacher)

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    Re: Usage of "you" and "your"

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    Although both are acceptable, "your" is preferable.

    You would appreciate the action (looking at the plans) rather than the person, so you should really use "your".

    You are appreciating the person's action i.e. the action associated with him, so it's his action you appreciate and not him.

    Similarly, you would say you would appreciate his looking at the plan rather than him looking at it.

    Buggles(not a teacher)
    I agree.

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