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‘POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE’ OR ‘OBJECTIVE PRONOUN’ BEFORE ING-FORM (EXPLAINED BOTH IN HINDI & ENGLISH)

किसी ing-form के पहले हमें Possessive Adjective (my, your, their) का use करना चाहिए अथवा Objective Pronoun (me, you, them) का (Explained in Hindi)

आमतौर पर किसी ing-form से पहले हम Possessive Adjective (my, your, their) use करते हैं; जैसे

a) We enjoyed their singing. (not ‘them singing’)
b) Mohan insisted on my reading it. (not ‘me reading’)
c) Forgive my ringing you up so early. (not ‘me ringing’)

NOTE: परन्तु ing-form से  पहले  यदि कोई अनुभूति होने वाली verbs (verbs of perception) जैसे कि See, Watch, Hear, आदि, और  verbs Catch और Find दी गयी हों तो फिर हम इसके साथ कोई Objective Pronoun (me, you, them) use करते हैं; जैसे

INCORRECT: We saw his swimming across the pond.
CORRECT: We saw him swimming across the pond.

INCORRECT: I watched his painting Reena’s portrait.
CORRECT: I watched him painting Reena’s portrait.

INCORRECT: I couldn’t hear your singing because of the noise.
CORRECT: I couldn’t hear you singing because of the noise.

INCORRECT: If I catch your stealing my apples again, there’ll be trouble!
CORRECT: If I catch you stealing my apples again, there’ll be trouble!

INCORRECT: We found some money’s lying on the ground.
CORRECT: We found some money lying on the ground.

INCORRECT: They found their sitting in the garden.
CORRECT: They found them sitting in the garden.

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Whether we should use ‘Possessive Adjective (my, your, their)’ or ‘Objective Pronoun (me, you, them)’ before ing-form (Explained in English)

Normally we use a Possessive Adjective (my, your, their) before an ‘ing-form’; e.g.

a) We enjoyed their singing. (not ‘them singing’)
b) Mohan insisted on my reading it. (not ‘me reading’)
c) Forgive my ringing you up so early. (not ‘me ringing’)

NOTE: But after the verbs of perception (See, Watch, Hear, etc.), and after Catch and Find we use a Objective Pronoun (me, you, them) before an ‘ing-form’; e.g.

INCORRECT: We saw his swimming across the pond.
CORRECT: We saw him swimming across the pond.

INCORRECT: I watched his painting Reena’s portrait.
CORRECT: I watched him painting Reena’s portrait.

INCORRECT: I couldn’t hear your singing because of the noise.
CORRECT: I couldn’t hear you singing because of the noise.

INCORRECT: If I catch your stealing my apples again, there’ll be trouble!
CORRECT: If I catch you stealing my apples again, there’ll be trouble!

INCORRECT: We found some money’s lying on the ground.
CORRECT: We found some money lying on the ground.

INCORRECT: They found their sitting in the garden.
CORRECT: They found them sitting in the garden.

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