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6. Who whom does the child look like if not his father?

7. I wish you would tell me whowhom that letter came from.

8. I can not give any more permissions to you and he him.

9. The president will grant the appointment to whoever —whomever he likes.

IO. Don't you remember whowhom you sent the pack

age to?

15. Do

He left an invitation for Jack and me to visit him next Christmas.

12. Students like you and she-her ought to advance rapidly.

13. I told it to all whom I saw, and he him in particular. 14. There are none of us left now but you and I-me.

you remember that handsome woman who stood near he-him and George?

16. Everybody has gone except she-her and Ime.

17. I was surprised to find them both sitting next to father and 1-me.

18. There was very little accomplished until you and 1-me began the work.

19. There is very little in common between us and they--them. 20. Mother made many sacrifices for sister and E-me.

He said that you and Ime might stay as long as we chose.

There should be no distrust between a wife and he him whom she takes for her husband.

23. Who-whom were you talking with when I saw you yesterday?

24. The presents are from uswe and they_them. 25. All but he-him had fled.

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26. Thosethem that study grammar talk no better than 1-me.

27. We will refer it to whoeverwhomever you may choose. 28. It remains for us-we and theythem to decide. 29. Whowhom did he refer to, you or 1-me? 30. Whowhom were you with ?

Exercise 105

POSSESSIVE CASE WITH VERBAL NOUNS

The word governing a verbal noun should be in the possessive case.

Write the following sentences, omitting the improper italicized words:

1. The reason of us- our going to Florida was generally understood.

2. It was he-his having gone away so suddenly that distressed her.

3. We all know of NapoleonNapoleon's having been defeated at Waterloo.

4. She thought it was the steamer-steamer's rolling and pitching that made her seasick.

5. Mother didn't like to think of father--father's being there all alone.

6. Don't you remember us--our coming to see you last Christmas?

7. What is your opinion of me-my becoming an architect?

8. The mere thought of themtheir having to give up the old homestead was too much for her.

9. The family was greatly opposed to his-him becoming an actor.

10. What troubled the teacher most was the boy'sboy lying to him.

II. I depend upon your--you keeping your promise. 12. I am surprised at itsit costing so much money.

13. What frightened her chiefly was the horse's horse kicking and jumping.

14. A man's success depends, to a large extent, upon himhis keeping everlastingly at work.

15. Do you approve of ourus going into the grocery business?

16. I had expected to read of youyour startling the world with your new discovery.

17. I heard of the kingking's undergoing an operation for appendicitis.

18. The news of Lord Kitchener-Kitchener's coming back to London spread all over England.

19. What do you think of myme turning over a new leaf?

I must trust to the reader-reader's reposing some confidence in my accuracy.

21. This change may be attributed to the domestic duck-duck's flying less than its wild parent.

22. It-its being difficult did not deter him. 23. He spoke of youyour studying Latin.

24. I am opposed to the gentleman-gentleman's speaking again.

25. What need is there of a man-man's swearing ?

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NOTE.-The distinction between a verbal noun and a participle used as an adjective should be observed. The noun or pronoun preceding the participle used as an adjective is not possessive.

Compare the following sentences :
There is no harm in the children's playing in the street.
There is no harm in the children playing in the street.
The boy's rocking the boat caused the accident.
The boy rocking the boat caused the accident.

Exercise 106

POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS

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Pronouns in the possessive case do not take the apostrophe. When it's stands for it is, the apostrophe is used to mark the ellipsis of the i.

Write the following sentences, omitting the improper italicized words:

I. Greece is a wonderful country, and it's its history reads like a romance.

Tomorrow I will return those books of yoursyour's which I borrowed recently.

3. Itsit's a long journey which we have before us.

4. The palmy days of Rome are past, but ours-our's are yet to come.

5. I remain, yoursyour's truly, Charles Dickens.

6. Itsit's a pity that the poor dog has lost itsit's leg.

7. The Filipinos do not like our soldiers, and we do not like their'stheirs.

8. His writing is bad enough, but itsit's much better than her'shers.

9. This is a later edition than your's-yours.
10. Our's-ours is much larger than theirstheir's.

Exercise 107

Write the following sentences, omitting the improper italicized words:

1. John and she-her wrote the letter. 2. They--them and their friends have been here. 3. Give the money to uswe boys. 4. We-us girls will be there. 5. This is between you and I-me. 6. This is for you and me-1. 7. Do you suppose it is they--them? 8. Do you suppose it to be theythem? 9. I know that it was sheher. 10. I know it to have been her-she. II. Whowhom should I meet but my old friend! 12. 1-me being ill, she taught my classes. 13. He-him being absent, the meeting was postponed. 14. Whowhom did you send for? 15. Whomwho was the letter from ?

16. Please hand the letter to Mr. Smith, he-him who— whom we saw last evening.

17. Whomwho do men say that I am ? 18. Whowhom do men think me to be? 19. If I were she-her, I would go.

Is that she-her standing in the entrance? Yes, that is she-her.

21. It is not me--I that you wish to see.
22. It can not be him-he.
23. There is no danger of his-him being elected.
24. John and he-him are to be the speakers.
25. We were thought to be them--they.

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