Their being received
Posted by Steve E on April 27, 2005
In Reply to: Their being received posted by Smokey Stover on April 27, 2005
: : : I wonder whether you could help with an argument that has arisen following the posting of an internal e-mail here at work.
: : : One of our employees has caused a commotion by insisting the following statement contains a grammatical and compositional error in relation to the 'their being received' section of the statement.
: : : Could you, my learned friends, analyse the statement and let me know if it's correct or incorrect?
: : : It would also be helpful to explain why it is right or wrong!
: : : The statement is as follows:-
: : : "In Neil's case in particular, could you ensure his faxes are taken and handed to him - or left on his desk - within 20 minutes of their being received?"
: : : Many thanks!
: : Looks OK to me.
: Good sentence, actually, clear, grammatical, concise. Why the todo? SS
Seems OK, but I would have said "within 20 minutes of their receipt"