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    The possessive form of noun

    Martin Hewings has given the following example about the possessive form of nouns in the book “Advanced Grammar In Use”:

    She's the boy on the left's sister.

    I'm totally confused. Could you please explain about the meaning of this sentence?

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    Re: The possessive form of noun

    I expect Martin Hewings explained it. She is the sister of the boy who is on the left.

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    Re: The possessive form of noun

    Hello.
    What an interesting construction! (It had confused me as well until I read 5jj's comments.)
    I've just learned a new thing.
    Is it natural English? (I guess so, since it is in the grammar book.)

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    Re: The possessive form of noun

    It is certainly natural enough in informal speech.

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