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Would appreciate if some one should help me with my question….

I’d like to know among the two corresponding sentences, which is correct and which is not.

Or, both are correct.

I am getting impatient with “your” keeping secrets from me.

I am getting impatient with “you” keeping secrets from me.

I insisted on “his” going.

I insisted on “him” going.

She suggested “them” forming a study group.

She suggested “their” forming a study group.

I like his coming to my house.

I like him coming to my house.

I saw him smiling.

I saw his smiling.
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Sometimes I don't realize that things aren't obvious to others! Emotion: smile

Better than either of the other two. The last is the best of all three to my ear, but note that others might prefer the first best.

CJ

Yes, only in the last one would you use the objective case him, because you're seeing him, not seeing his smile. Smiling there is an adjective, describing him. In the other cases the -ing ending is a gerund, i.e. a verb used as a noun, so they take the possessive pronoun.

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