Hi there, do I need to use apostrophe 's in the following sentence? 

  1. I left my job in 2007 after a misunderstanding between me and the manager of the company. I joined the the company again in 2009 after my friend'sbecoming the new manager of the company.

I know we can say the following:

  • I left my job in 2007 after a misunderstanding between me and the manager of the company. I joined the the company again in 2009 after my friend became the new manager of the company.

But should I use apostrophe 's if I use a gerund?

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subhajit123 posted:
I know we can say the following: [. . .]

But should I use apostrophe 's if I use a gerund?

Hi, Subhajit: Sentence (1) is extremely awkward. I can't imagine any native speaker anywhere using the sentence. It wouldn't work at all without the apostrophe. That said, you should really use the second sentence instead.

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