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Michael and David disagree about Michael puttting up his posters
Michael and David disagree about Michael's puttting up his posters


So this two sentences have same meaning "Michael and David disagree about the putting up of posters by Micheal" right???
 

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They mean the same to me. ;-)
 

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vendy said:
Michael and David disagree about Michael puttting up his posters
Michael and David disagree about Michael's puttting up his posters


So this two sentences have same meaning "Michael and David disagree about the putting up of posters by Micheal" right???

The structure is ...disagree about this. 'this' represents a nominal. In our examples, those nominals are

1) Michael putting up his posters, and
2) Michael's putting up his posters

Noun+Adjective
In 1), 'Michael' functions as a noun. 'Michael' is modified by 'putting up his posters.

Possessive noun + Object
In 2), 'Michael's' functions as a possessive noun. 'Michael's' modifes 'putting up his posters.

Both 1) and 2) mean, ...disagree about his putting up his posters. :D
 
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