Pronoun question

9 Sep

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate first-person singular pronoun:

  1. “They enjoyed you arguing in favour of it and ___ against”
    1. I
    2. me
    3. my
    4. mine
  2. “They enjoyed your arguing in favour of it and ___ against”
    1. I
    2. me
    3. my
    4. mine

Question #1 is easy: it can only be option #b.

Question #2 is hard. I guess it has to be #d. Right?

4 Responses to “Pronoun question”

  1. Nqabutho October 27, 2018 at 8:56 am #

    I would think so. “They enjoyed your arguing in favour of it and mine as well.” With the contrast on “your/mine”, as opposed to “in favour/against” it seems a clearer choice, maybe because the gapping is more natural.

  2. A. J. P. Crown October 11, 2019 at 11:47 am #

    2: C. It’s “my arguing against” surely?

    • mollymooly October 11, 2019 at 9:55 pm #

      But that’s not a pronoun! Perhaps you want to vote for option (e) “no pronoun works here”?

  3. A. J. P. Crown October 11, 2019 at 10:43 pm #

    Dammit, a read-the-fine-print question. I want my €20 back.

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