Possessive Use with Gerunds Video Lesson

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Using Possessives with Gerunds

Because gerunds function as nouns, if a noun or pronoun precedes a gerund, it must be in the possessive case to modify the gerund.

Examples of Possessive Use with Gerunds

Some examples of possessive use with gerunds would be the following:

  • My babysitting my younger siblings prepared me to be a camp counselor.
  • Her whispering ruined the movie for everyone.
  • Their constant snacking has not made my diet any easier.
  • I deeply appreciate your working tirelessly to complete this report.
  • Did your mother agree to our having a sleepover tonight?

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