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"you'r" instead of "your"



 
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"you'r" instead of "your" #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 08, 2006 20:52 pm   "you'r" instead of "your"
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #119 "Gerund or Infinitive", question 8

I really appreciate your ......... me at this difficult time.

(a) helps
(b) help
(c) helped
(d) helping

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #119 "Gerund or Infinitive", answer 8

I really appreciate your helping me at this difficult time.

Correct answer: (d) helping

Your answer was: incorrect
I really appreciate your help me at this difficult time.
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I think that question number 8 has to read "you'r" instead of "your".

What is "your" opinion?

Ralpy Morris
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"you'r" instead of "your" #2 (permalink) Tue Aug 08, 2006 21:31 pm   "you'r" instead of "your"
 

Ralpy Morris wrote:
I think that question number 8 has to read "you'r" instead of "your". What is "your" opinion?

Ralpy Morris

Hi Ralpy
My opinion is that "your" is correct as it appears in the test question.
Quote:
Question 8: I really appreciate your helping me at this difficult time.

The word helping is a gerund in the sentence and not part of a verb tense. The word helping functions like a noun.

In order to use you're (and the present continuous), you'd have to rewrite the sentence. For example:
I really appreciate it that you're helping me at this difficult time.

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