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possessive vs. objective

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possessive vs. objective

Postby Rustamsher » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:25 pm

1. Did you hear of his being killed?
2. Did you hear of him being killed?

Are both grammatically correct?

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Re: possessive vs. objective

Postby Alan » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:32 am

Both acceptable, but the first is more literary/formal.
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