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    An argument about possesion

    Hello everyone,

    I just had a little argument about the use of the possesive pronoun. In
    this case, the possesive pronoun is 'her'.

    My friend says it's correct to say: "these are Meryl her movies"
    But since I've never heard anyone say it that way, I told her
    it'd be better to just say: "these are Meryl's movies"

    Since neither of us is going to back down on this, I thought
    it'd be best to let a native speaker settle this little debate.
    So my question is: is my friend right? Is it possible to say
    something like: "these are Meryl her movies"?

    Thanks in advance for your answer

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    Re: An argument about possesion

    Your friend's wrong. All you have to do now is just wait for confirmation from native speakers of English at this forum.


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    Re: An argument about possesion

    One supporter already, thanks :)

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    Re: An argument about possesion

    Your friend is wrong. It's either 'These are Meryl's movies' or 'These are her movies.'


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    Re: An argument about possesion

    Thanks very much for your confirmation. As far as I'm concerned,
    it has ended the debate. Now all I have to do is convince my friend.

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