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Dear Ted:

Which of the following sentences is correct?

1) I'm worried about HER running in the park after dark.

2) I'm worried about HERS running in the park after dark.

Thank you.

Paolo

Answer
Dear Paolo:

1) I'm worried about HER running in the park after dark.

2) I'm worried about HERS running in the park after dark.


*** #1 is correct.  #2 is NOT.

The "running" belongs to HER.  

Use HERS for other occasions:  The sweater is HERS.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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