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    If someone is Mike's friend.

    This is a friend of Mike OR

    This is a friend of Mike's ???

    I believe the first example is correct since Mike doesn't own this friend :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    If someone is Mike's friend.

    This is a friend of Mike OR

    This is a friend of Mike's ???

    I believe the first example is correct since Mike doesn't own this friend :)
    My friend = a friend of mine
    Your friend = a friend of yours
    Her friend = a friend of hers
    His friend = a friend of his
    Its friend = a friend of its
    Our friend = a friend of ours
    Their friend = a friend of theirs

    Note the use of the possessive marker -s

    Mike's friend = a friend of Mike's

    The 'friend' belongs to Mike, as in she or he is Mike's acquaintance, not Mike's property.

    All the best,

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    :) Thanks

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