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    Possessive adj + gerund

    Hello,

    Can someone clarify the following please? Is it correct to say 'Do you mind my asking?' or 'Do you mind me asking?'. What is the general rule for the this? When does the Gerund need to be preceded by a possessive adj?

    Many thanks

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    Post Re: Possessive adj + gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by friuliin View Post
    Hello,

    Can someone clarify the following please? Is it correct to say 'Do you mind my asking?' or 'Do you mind me asking?'. What is the general rule for the this? When does the Gerund need to be preceded by a possessive adj?

    Many thanks
    The use of a possessive form is preferable in formal writing.

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