After my brother's falling...

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Senior Member
Russian & Ukrainian
Could you let me know whether this sentence is grammaticaly correct? I'm in a doubt about gerund "after my brother's falling in love".

After my brother's falling in love with this woman he began comming home very late.

  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    The sentence is ok, but I would prefer to write it as follows:

    After falling in love, my brother began....................., which sounds more natural to me.


    Senior Member
    American English
    My brother's falling in love was bad enough, but asking me for the money to stage a lavish wedding was just too much.


    Senior Member
    British English
    Some people (including me) would prefer my brother falling, although one can use the 's form.
    Indeed, me too, but if Alex_cs_gsp has to use a gerund for some reason (QUOTE = "A purpose to use gerund." ) then he has to use my brother's otherwise falling has become a participle.
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