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    Me and mine

    Hi guys,

    Can anybody please explain me the difference between "of me" and "of mine" like(A photograph of me or he is a friend of mine) I searched it on the internet but didn't get anything

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    Re: Me and mine

    The phrase "of me" is simply a prepositional phrase. It is used the way a normal prepositional phrase is used.

    This is a photograph/picture/shot of me.
    Part of me wanted to run away.
    The chubby man always said "There is more of me to love."

    "Mine" is a possessive pronoun. The phrase "of mine" is used to indicate possession or association. This phrase can usually be replaced by "my".

    John is a friend of mine. John is my friend.
    This car of mine is a piece of junk. My car is a piece of junk.

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    Re: Me and mine

    So we also say "This is my photograph" so why don't we say "Photograph of mine"?

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    Re: Me and mine

    We could and we do. But "this is a photograph of me" has a meaning different from "this is a photograph of mine".

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    Re: Me and mine

    Could you please tell me the name of any website through which I can get the details regarding this topic.

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    Re: Me and mine

    I am not a teacher.

    "Of mine" and similar constructions are known as "double genetives".

    You could read some more on the subject here or look up "double genetive" in the search engine of your choice.

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