use of possessive or singular pronouns

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Which is correct usage of the words "me" and "my" in this instance. Please check the following two sentences: "He would appreciate me seeing him off" or "he would appreciate my seeing him off?" I would like to know which use of "me" or "my" is correct.

asked Mar 29 '11 at 17:23 V. Bauman New member

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Hi, 

 

In the example you gave 'my seeing him off' is the most correct.  

 

This is a question of what is being appreciated: 'me' or 'my seeing him off'.  In this sentence, it is clear that he would be thankful, not for you, but for your actions (you seeing him off).

 

I hope this helps!

 

Kim

link comment answered Mar 30 '11 at 16:46 Kimberly Expert

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