Can a Possessive be used with a Gerund?

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asked on 20 Jan 2011
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A gerund is a verb form ending in ing that functions as a noun.

Crying is good for you.

When a pronoun modifies a gerund or gerund phrase , use the possessive case my, our, your, his/her/its, their.

Your crying made me sad.Nouns may also modify gerunds; add -'s to form the possessive case.

The dog's suffering angered me.

answered on 20 Jan 2011
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