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    Is it possible to say 'the best holiday of my'? Or the only correct variant is 'the best holiday of mine'?

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    Well, you can say, "That was the best holiday of my life" or, "That was my best holiday ever". I can't at the moment think of a natural context for "The best holiday of mine".

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    Well, you can say, "That was the best holiday of my life" or, "That was my best holiday ever". I can't at the moment think of a natural context for "The best holiday of mine".
    Hi, friends. 'The best holiday of mine' is a title. So isn't it a mistake to write in the title 'the best holiday of my'?
    And one more question, please. Which is correct: Ukraine is washed by the Black Sea or Ukraine is washed with the Black Sea?

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    You could say,"The waters of the Black Sea lap the shores of Ukraine."
    Neither of your sentences quite work. They'd make more sense if you used "the Ukrainian shores/shoreline" instead of just "Ukraine".
    And yes, "the best holiday of my" is totally incorrect.
    "The best holiday of mine" is correct grammatically, but I'd be hard pressed to think of a situation where I'd say that.

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    You could say,"The waters of the Black Sea lap the shores of Ukraine."
    Neither of your sentences quite work. They'd make more sense if you used "the Ukrainian shores/shoreline" instead of just "Ukraine".
    And yes, "the best holiday of my" is totally incorrect.
    "The best holiday of mine" is correct grammatically, but I'd be hard pressed to think of a situation where I'd say that.
    Thank you. While teaching the Passive Voice I sometimes find it confusing to use either 'by' or 'with'. Is it quite sensible to say 'the Ukrainian shores are washed by the Black Sea'?

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    That makes much more sense.

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