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Rewrite the sentences using the grammar rules youve just learned:

1. Im annoyed because The Millers forgot to invite us to their party.


Im annoyed with the Millers forgetting to invite us to their party. (formal)
Im annoyed with the Millers forgetting to invite us to their party. (informal)
Im annoyed with their forgetting to invite us to their party. (formal)
Im annoyed with them forgetting to invite us to their party. (informal)
2. The plan will backfire because the manager overlooked some details.
The plan will backfire because of the managers overlooking some details. (formal)
The plan will backfire because of the manager overlooking some details. (informal)
The plan will backfire because of his overlooking some details. (formal)
The plan will backfire because of him overlooking some details. (informal)
3. Carolyn didnt do her homework, so the teacher got angry.
The teacher got angry because of Carolyns not doing her homework. (formal)
The teacher got angry because of Carolyn not doing her homework. (informal)
The teacher got angry with Carolyn because of her not doing her homework. (formal / informal)
4. Adrian learned how to ride a bike so fast that I got amazed.
Adrians learning how to ride a bike so fast amazed me.(formal)
Adrian learning how to ride a bike so fast amazed me. (informal)
His learning how to ride a bike so fast amazed me. (formal)
(Wed better avoid starting a sentence with the objective pronoun him learning)
I got amazed with him learning to ride a bike so fast. (informal)
5. I dont understand why Mr. Ross didnt accept our ideas on the project.
I dont understand Mr. Rosss not accepting our ideas on the project. (formal)
I dont understand Mr. Ross not accepting our ideas on the project. (informal)
I dont understand his not accepting our ideas on the project. (formal)
I dont understand him not accepting our ideas on the project. (informal)
6. The director told me I am a miracle worker and I appreciated it.
I appreciated the directors telling me I am a miracle worker. (formal)
I appreciated the director telling me I am a miracle worker. (informal)
I appreciated his telling me I am a miracle worker. (formal)
I appreciated him telling me I am a miracle worker. (informal)
7. My boyfriend invited another girl to dance and I deeply disliked it.
I deeply disliked my boyfriends inviting another girl to dance. (formal)
I deeply disliked my boyfriend inviting another girl to dance. (informal)
I deeply disliked his inviting another girl to dance. (formal)
I deeply disliked him inviting another girl to dance. (informal)
8. Phil doesnt do his homework and it can bring him lots of difficulties in the future.
Phils not doing his homework can bring him lots of difficulties in the future. (formal)
Phil not doing his homework can bring him lots of difficulties in the future. (informal)
His not doing his homework can bring him lots of difficulties in the future. (formal)
9. John didnt dance with Kate and she was disappointed because of it.
Kate was disappointed with Johns not dancing with her. (formal)
Kate was disappointed with John not dancing with her. (informal)
Kate was disappointed with John because of his not dancing with her. (formal)
Kate was disappointed with John because of him not dancing with her. (informal)