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Hi

I came across this sentence: They have angered God beyond the point of His changing His mind.

I'd like to learn more about when we use His/ Him along with verb+ing. Can someone tell me which grammar topic this comes under? Or provide me a link I can study from?


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writingtosmsI'd like to learn more about when we use His/ Him along with verb+ing.

This topic has been the subject of debate for at least 100 years. Many, if not most, prescriptive grammarians nowadays say that only the possessive form (his) is correct, and it is therefore probably best to use it in formal writing, but in ordinary, everyday use you will hear both.

The meaning is the same in either case.

Here are examples of both 'his' and 'him' followed by an -ing verb.

Certainly no one can seriously object to his putting these issues on the table.
The doctor asked if she would object to him being the donor.
There are many people in Hollywood who rely on his working.
I had to rely on him spotting me in the crowd.
A little later they talked about his playing the trumpet.
His sister always talked about him winning that medal.

CJ

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writingtosmsCan someone tell me which grammar topic this comes under?

Google "possessive with gerund".