Which is correct and why?

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The boss would appreciate your attending the meeting. OR The boss would appreciate you attending the meeting

asked May 05 '13 at 00:08 Karen Gustofsen New member

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Either one is correct. The difference is subtle; the possessive pronoun makes 'attending' a gerund and noun. The non-possessive 'you' makes it a participle and an adjective.

 

Here's a good resource. Hunt around for the gerunds.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/627/02/

link comment answered May 05 '13 at 00:28 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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