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    Smile Re: possessives

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    The plain English is "she is Jack's friend". I think that's best form of all for a monosyllable.
    Still better, She's one of Jack's friends.


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    Re: possessives

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    As a native English speaker, I would never use a construction like 'a friend of Jack' nor have I ever heard a native English speaker use such a construction.

    a friend of Jack's
    a friend of Jack
    kidding, right?

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    #13

    Re: possessives

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    kidding, right?
    Nope, not kidding. Why would I kid?

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