ME o’ MY! Skip if you’re not a grammar geek

I emailed my husband about a trip I was considering to go visit my friend. I typed the sentence, “Would you want me to book you a ticket to join me or would you be OK with me going by myself?” Then I said to myself, “No, that’s not right. It should be ‘…MY going by myself’ … right?” Because it’s a gerund, the noun form of a verb made by adding “ing,” it should take a possessive subject, yes?

Dammit. I read something about this. It may not be wrong. (Cursing to self … can’t let it go … have to go look it up.) Read More