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A. Do you mind Mary's coming too
Do you mind his coming too
I appreciate your taking the time to talk with me



B. Do you mind Mary coming too
Do you mind him coming too
I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me


1.you mean the three sentences in A. are gerund, right??

2.you mean the three sentences in B. are participle, right??
 

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There the same, IMO. Some use a possessive with a gerund (formal), others an object pronoun (informal). It doesn't change the grammatical form to me. The present particple as an adjective is used as follows:

I saw an interesting website last night.

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wendy said:
A. Do you mind Mary's coming too
Do you mind his coming too
I appreciate your taking the time to talk with me



B. Do you mind Mary coming too
Do you mind him coming too
I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me


1.you mean the three sentences in A. are gerund, right??

2.you mean the three sentences in B. are participle, right??

In my opinion, you have it correct:

possessive + verbal (gerund)
objective + verbal (participle)
 
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