Chronicle article on sentence diagramming

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat May 16 04:18:00 UTC 2009

Gordon, Matthew J. wrote:
> Larry's right; I wasn't claiming that "my doing the judging" is =
> necessarily hypercorrect. It's fine in, e.g., "it's not my doing the =
> judging that's the problem." The prescription here is the use of the =
> possessive before gerunds. Does anyone follow this rule naturally =
> anymore

Sure, somebody does, I do for example.

-- Doug Wilson

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