"my informing you."

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"my informing you."

Post by Brahman » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:38 am

Dear teachers,

May I know whether both the following sentences are natural? Are they in use today in the UK?

1. I am sorry for my informing you so late.

2. I am sorry for informing you so late.

Thank you very much.

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Re: "my informing you."

Post by Joe » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:56 am

Both sentences are technically "correct".

#1 might be used in a very formal setting.

#2 is natural and in use today in the UK/US.
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