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    Jaris decided that any friend of Sam Purdy's deserved an additional bolus of hard-ass

    Hello,

    I got this sentence from a book and I am not sure if the hightlighted words are grammatically correct. Please help.

    Jaris decided that any friend of Sam Purdy's deserved an additional bolus of hard-ass attitude.


    Many thanks.

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    Re: Jaris decided that any friend of Sam Purdy's deserved an additional bolus of hard

    friend of Sam Purdy has deserved

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    Re: Jaris decided that any friend of Sam Purdy's deserved an additional bolus of hard

    Not a teacher.


    The structure that puzzled you is "determiner + noun + of + possessive".

    a friend of mine
    that friend of Jack's
    any friend of Sam Purdy's

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    Re: Jaris decided that any friend of Sam Purdy's deserved an additional bolus of hard

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    friend of Sam Purdy has deserved
    I don't think that is correct.

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    Re: Jaris decided that any friend of Sam Purdy's deserved an additional bolus of hard

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Not a teacher.


    The structure that puzzled you is "determiner + noun + of + possessive".

    a friend of mine
    that friend of Jack's
    any friend of Sam Purdy's
    This sounds right, but I still need to see more examples myself. Thanks.

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    Re: Jaris decided that any friend of Sam Purdy's deserved an additional bolus of hard

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    I don't think that is correct.
    It's not correct. "...any friend of Sam Purdy's..." is correct.
    Last edited by Tdol; 01-May-2011 at 12:10. Reason: Changed 'fried' to 'friend'

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    Re: Jaris decided that any friend of Sam Purdy's deserved an additional bolus of hard

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    friend of Sam Purdy has deserved
    Duiter, please state that you are not a teacher, and wait longer than four minutes to jump in with a wrong answer before giving teachers and/or native speakers a chance to give the correct one.

    Rover

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