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Is it proper to ever end a sentence in a preposition?
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Nancy J asks...
Correct usage of you versus your. Is this sentence correct? I appreciate your forwarding your concerns to me. What is the rule for using you versus your? Thank you
Anne answers...
The sentence is correct. There are a variety of rules for the use of 'you' and 'your,' but the one that is relevant here states: Use the possessive form when the word modifies a gerund. What's a gerund, you ask. It's a verb that ends in 'ing.' In your sentence, 'forwarding' is a gerund, so we use the possessive 'your' with it. Here is another example, Your cutting onions seems to make your eyes water.
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