please explain to me!

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a. I appreciate your taking the time to talk with me.
b. I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me.


1.which one is correct?? why??

2.gerund or participle??

formal: Mr. Jones complained about Mary'scoming to class late.
informal: Mr. Jones complained about Mary coming to class late.


3. formal: I appreciate your taking the time to talk with me. informal:I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me. Is this right??
 

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wendy said:
a. I appreciate your taking the time to talk with me.
b. I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me.


1.which one is correct?? why??

2.gerund or participle??

formal: Mr. Jones complained about Mary'scoming to class late.
informal: Mr. Jones complained about Mary coming to class late.


3. formal: I appreciate your taking the time to talk with me. informal:I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me. Is this right??

Yes, that is correct. I wouldn't make too much of the formal/infomal thing, however. In this instance, there isn't much difference. :wink:
 
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