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Which is correct?

1. I hope you don't mind my asking about your weekend.
2. I hope you don't mind me asking about your weekend.

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hi Maj
i think the first one is correct
Absolutely. But what about the second one would you accept it in an informal context?
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I think the second one should be accepted in an informal context.
All correct, the first is the accurate one, the second can be used (and is more frequently)
Hi Hitchhiker,

Is the second example grammatically correct?
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2. i hope you don't mind me asking about your weekend.
1. I hope you don't mind I ask about your weekend. (FORMAL) IN THIS CASE, I THINK THE VERB(ASK) LOST "ING FORM"

I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND (*THAT) I ASK ABOUT YOUR WEEKEND.

*OPTIONAL

2. I hope you don't mind me asking about your weekend. (INFORMAL)
Hi Maj,

I think other forum members have answered your question. Following is a rule that can be applied in deciding the form of a pronoun--my or me.

In a formal writing, if a pronoun precedes a gerund, use the possessive form of the pronoun--Your/our/its/their/my...etc. For example,

(1) I hope you don't mind my asking about your weekend.

(2) The students paid their dues without my asking them.

In casual/informal usage, if a pronoun precedes a gerund, people tend to use also the objective form of the pronoun.

(3) I hope you don't mind me asking about your weekend.

(4) The students paid their dues without me asking them.

I believe the usage of possessive nouns with gerund has been a contentious topic among grammarians for a while.
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