Student or Learner
I feel confused by the variety of ways to express "possession". Are the following phrases or sentences grammatical?
(a) his death is... (b)the death of him is... (c)the death of his is...
(a) He is my brother's friend. (b) He is a friend of my brother. (c) He is a friend of my brother's.
(a) his book (b) a book of his (c) a book of him
Thank you very much!
He is a friend of my brother's.
This is common and natural in BrE.