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    me or mine

    Hi guys,

    Please check these sentences,

    1) John took a photograph of me when I wasn't looking(I read it in grammer book but I think there should have been "of mine", so could you please tell whether it has the same meaning as "of mine" or not.

    2) If somebody says "Take left at the juice shop or traffic signal" so does he mean, from the juice shop.

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    Re: me or mine

    1) 'John took a photo of me' means he used a camera to photograph me. 'John took a photo of mine' means he stole a photograph which belonged to me.

    Please ask the unrelated question in a separate thread with its own title.

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    Re: me or mine

    Is it used for this scenario only(For photograph)?

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    Re: me or mine

    You could also say 'John painted a portrait of me', 'John drew a sketch/charicature of me' and 'John sculpted a bust of me'.

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    Re: me or mine

    so why we can't say "mine" instead of me here like "John painted a sketch of mine"(I think here it would would not mean that he stole a sketch)?

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    #6

    Re: me or mine

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    so why we can't say "mine" instead of me here like "John painted a sketch of mine"
    "Mine" means belonging to me. He took a picture of mine = a picture belonging to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    (I think here it would would not mean that he stole a sketch)?
    You are mistaken.
    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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    Re: me or mine

    ok "mine" means a thing that belongs to me, but if I am using "me" then that means directley "Me", so we can use it anywhere instead of "mine" in any situation, it would not be incorrect to use it. But could you please also give me some examples so that I can understand better.

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    Re: me or mine

    Do you really believe that you can use 'me' anywhere instead of 'mine'? That is what you seem to have written, and it's totally incorrect.

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    Re: me or mine

    Can't we use "He took a photograph of me" , everybody is saying that we should use "me" here, otherwise it would mean that "he stole a photograph of mine". Please guys, I am getting more confused.

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    #10

    Re: me or mine

    Have you read Rover's post? (it's #2).
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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