no idea of your giving them

Jeff Jacobs

Senior Member
Telugu
John speaks to Fanny after he made to his father Mr Dashwood for distributing money to stepmother, his mother and sisters:

Fanny: Although, to say the truth, I'm convinced within myself...that your father had no idea of your giving them money.

Why "your" instead of "you"?
Source: Sense and Sensibility 1995
 
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    I would use "about" instead of "of", but it's correct with "your":

    your father had no idea about your giving them money.

    Here the bold part talks about your action of giving them money. That is what your father didn't know about.
     
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