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    #1

    Grammatical mistake

    Everybody is friend of someone's.
    Is there any grammatical mistake in this sentence?
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Grammatical mistake

    Not a teacher

    Better:

    Everybody is someone's friend.

    Consider:

    of someone's

    There's a redundancy: duplicated possession.

    M.

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    Re: Grammatical mistake

    The "better" was not in comparission with the comment that barrived before mine.

    Respectfully,

    M.

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    Re: Grammatical mistake

    He is a friend of mine - he is one of my friends.
    He is a friend of Peter's - he is one of Peter's friends.
    he is a friend of somebody's - (he is one of somebody's friends.)

    They are all acceptable, though the bracketed version is uncommon.

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