LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||24/MAI/2006 12:45 PM|
|Assunto:||Emprego do gerúndio|
I thought 'him wanting to go' was OK and checked the site you mentioned.
I now wonder if something which is perfectly idiomatic, can still be incorrect.
Accordingly, it is correct to say I can understand his wanting to go, but incorrect to say I can understand him wanting to go. But the construction without the possessive, sometimes called the fused participle, has been used by respected writers for 300 years and is perfectly idiomatic.
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