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    My and mine

    I want to have my book signed by the author. My friend also wants his book signed by the author. I present both books to the author and say...

    "Could you please sign mine and John's books?" or "Could you please sign my and John's book?"

    Which is correct and what is the rule?

    Many thanks
    Dan


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    Re: My and mine

    It is not a good example of what you want to know: "Would you sign these books, please? This one is for me and my name is xxxx; and this one is for John."



    These are [my and John's] books.

    Would you sign my and John's copies of your book.

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    Re: My and mine

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I want to have my book signed by the author. My friend also wants his book signed by the author. I present both books to the author and say...

    "Could you please sign mine and John's books?" or "Could you please sign my and John's book?"

    Which is correct and what is the rule?

    Many thanks
    Dan
    Can we say ,"Could you sign mine book?"
    We can say,"Could you sign mine?"
    Mine is possessive pronoun ;my is possessive adjective.
    Mine book?absurd
    My books; John's book are OK.
    But ..sign my and John's--odd.
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    rj1948.

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