Student or Learner
Was there a motive at work under this strange reluctance of Arthur's which had a sort of backstairs influence, not admitted to himself?
"An of-construction can be combined with a genitive to produce a construction known as the POST-GENITIVE (or 'double genitive'):
some friends of Jim's [some of Jim's friends]"
Quirk et al (1985)
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