me or I having?

Apophis

Senior Member
Portuguese
The remote controlled toy started moving on its own without I having touched any of the controls.

Hi,
is the underlined text good English, please?
Thanks.
 
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    No.

    If you wish to follow standard English usage, you should say "... without my having touched any of the controls." It sounds a bit formal but will be the right exam answer :)

    You are more likely to hear "... without me touching any of the controls."
     
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