grammar

Which is correct?

apostrophe "s" or no???

Sam wanting to rule the country sparks great controversy.

or

Sam's wanting to rule the country sparks great controversy.

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  1. Neither sentence is correct.

  2. The second sentence is correct. The issue is the possessive noun form that's needed before the gerund:
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/gerunds.htm#possessive

  3. Thanks, Writeacher.

  4. You're very welcome!

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