English Grammar: Fused Participle

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Definition:

Gerunds are supposed to come after possesssives, but it is common to use object pronouns, and when these are used some grammarians call them fused participles.

 

I don't mind their coming. (Gerund)

I don't mind them coming. (Fused participle)

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Irregular VerbAuxiliary VerbDitransitive VerbDynamic VerbFinite VerbInchoative VerbIntransitive VerbModal VerbNon-finite VerbPhrasal VerbRegular VerbStative VerbTransitive VerbVerb GroupVerb Phrase

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Gerunds and Infinitives

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