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    ten of my friends's children

    1-Ten of my friends' children came to my son's birthday.

    Does this mean:
    a-The children of ten of my friends
    or
    b-ten children of my friends
    In this case there were ten children in all, but some of them might have been siblings.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: ten of my friends's children

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-Ten of my friends' children came to my son's birthday.

    Does this mean:
    a-The children of ten of my friends
    or
    b-ten children of my friends
    In this case there were ten children in all, but some of them might have been siblings.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    Either.

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    Re: ten of my friends's children

    Thank you very much Mike for all your replies.

    How about:

    2-Ten friends' children came to my son's birthday.

    Does this one mean:
    a-The children of ten of my friends
    or
    b-ten children of my friends


    I think this one means 'a'. But maybe this is ambiguous as well.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: ten of my friends's children

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thank you very much Mike for all your replies.

    How about:

    2-Ten friends' children came to my son's birthday.

    Does this one mean:
    a-The children of ten of my friends
    or
    b-ten children of my friends


    I think this one means 'a'. But maybe this is ambiguous as well.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    Still ambiguous.

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