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    Default A friend of mine's husband..

    A friend of mine's husband... -- Is the phrase correct?
    A friend of the husband of mine... -- This is the one I have learned.

    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: A friend of mine's husband..

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A friend of mine's husband... -- Is the phrase correct?
    A friend of the husband of mine... -- This is the one I have learned.

    Many thanks.
    A friend of mine's husband...

    .......provided you mean the husband of one of your friends.

    A friend of the husband of mine...

    This has no meaning.

    buggles(not a teacher)

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    Default Re: A friend of mine's husband..

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A friend of mine's husband... -- Is the phrase correct?
    A friend of the husband of mine... -- This is the one I have learned.

    Many thanks.
    Why not just use 'My friend's husband'. 'A friend of the husband of mine' means 'My husband's friend'.

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    Default Re: A friend of mine's husband..

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A friend of mine's husband... -- Is the phrase correct? Yes, it is.
    A friend of the husband of mine... -- This is the one I have learned. It's fine, but looks and sounds uncommon; besides, it doesn't mean the same as the one above.

    Many thanks.
    You might also try One of my friends' husband.

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