me or my

by Aviral
(India)

Which is correct?

I hope you don't mind me dropping in like this.
OR
I hope you don't mind my dropping in like this.

Comments for me or my

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Jan 15, 2011
Answer
by: Ola Zur

Hi Aviral,

In formal English you would probably use the second version:
"I hope you don't mind my dropping in like this."
(Which means that the action of dropping in was yours = you did it.)

However, in informal English, it is very common to hear the first version:
"I hope you don't mind me dropping in like this."

Ola Zur is the editor of www.really-learn-english.com, an illustrated guide to English.

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