Is this sentence correct ?


Are you happy with the idea of me teaching English?  or Are you happy with the idea of my teach English ? 


Which one do you consider accurate? 




asked Jul 24 '13 at 03:14 ducdang123 Contributor

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my teaching...

link comment answered Jul 24 '13 at 03:16 Elin Tomov Contributor

If you are talking about the choice between my and me, him and his in these kinds of sentences, then in conversational English I would say that although not grammatically correct, the former is acceptable and used by the majority of people in the UK.  The more educated you are, the more likely you are to use the possessive pronoun.  If it is a question of written English in a formal context like a formal letter or in an exam, then you should use the grammatically correct version.  (You left off the -ing ending, though!)

link answered Jul 24 '13 at 14:50 Caroline Wiggins New member

Thank you for answering my question and correcting my error!

ducdang123Jul 26 '13 at 04:57

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