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    One of my friends David's father is a lawyer.

    Is the above sentence correctly phrased?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Is the sentence correctly phrased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    One of my friends David's father is a lawyer..
    It is very clumsy.

    Better, but still not wonderful is:

    The father of David, one of my friends, is a lawyer.

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    Default Re: Is the sentence correctly phrased?

    what about writing it this way,
    One of my friends, David's father, is a lawyer.

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    Default Re: Is the sentence correctly phrased?

    Quote Originally Posted by eddy143 View Post
    what about writing it this way,
    One of my friends, David's father, is a lawyer.
    I think with your sentence David's father becomes my friend. But David's father is not my friend, David is.

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    Default Re: Is the sentence correctly phrased?

    thanks a lot.

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