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    #1

    Alex is a friend of mine. Alex is a friend of me.

    Alex is a friend of mine.
    Alex is a friend of me.

    I know the first one is correct but what about the second one?

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    #2

    Re: Alex is a friend of mine. Alex is a friend of me.

    It isn't.

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    #3

    Re: Alex is a friend of mine. Alex is a friend of me.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Alex is a friend of mine.
    Alex is a friend of me.

    I know the first one is correct but what about the second one?
    This is one construction that critics of the double genitive would have to accept. Or they would rephrase the sentence as "Alex is my friend".

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    #4

    Re: Alex is a friend of mine. Alex is a friend of me.

    And while we are on the subject of Mike's suggestion, it does not, despite those who will try to tell you otherwise, suggest there is only one friend. He's my friend as opposed to my cousin, boss, or dentist.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: Alex is a friend of mine. Alex is a friend of me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    And while we are on the subject of Mike's suggestion, it does not, despite those who will try to tell you otherwise, suggest there is only one friend. He's my friend as opposed to my cousin, boss, or dentist.
    Agreed.

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