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Excuse me, but is this sentence correct?
1. Without their agreeing to our proposal, we can't...
If I say,
"Without their agreement to our proposal..", will it be all right and which is better to say?

Would you check, please, the following questions?
1. Should I feel responsible for him having said smth. as stupid as that.
2. Without being able to speak to him first I can't promise you anything.
3. As/While we just speaking, we won't solve any of our problems.

And my last question is:
What is the difference b/n the following sentences? Are they correct?
1. I object to his bringing here.
2. I object to that he's bringing her here.
3. I object to that he brings her here.

Thanks a lot.
 

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1. Without their agreeing to our proposal, we can't...
If I say,
"Without their agreement to our proposal..", will it be all right and which is better to say?

Both are fine. The first would be preferred by some.


1. Should I feel responsible for him having said smth. as stupid as that.

It need a question mark
2. Without being able to speak to him first I can't promise you anything.

It makes more sense if you say 'Without speaking to him first,...'
3. As/While we just speaking, we won't solve any of our problems.

This doesn't work- try 'As long as we are just talking...'

1. I object to his bringing here. Incorrect It need an object- I object to his bringing her here.
2. I object to that he's bringing her here. Incorrect
3. I object to that he brings her here. Incorrect
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BG_student said:
Excuse me, but is this sentence correct?
1. Without their agreeing to our proposal, we can't...
If I say,
"Without their agreement to our proposal..", will it be all right and which is better to say?

Would you check, please, the following questions?
1. Should I feel responsible for him having said smth. as stupid as that.
2. Without being able to speak to him first I can't promise you anything.
3. As/While we just speaking, we won't solve any of our problems.

And my last question is:
What is the difference b/n the following sentences? Are they correct?
1. I object to his bringing here.
2. I object to that he's bringing her here.
3. I object to that he brings her here.

Thanks a lot.

I agree with TDOL's answers.

In addition to "Should I feel responsible for him having said smth. as stupid as that?", one can also say "Should I feel responsible for his having said smth. as stupid as that?"
 
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