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    Men

    Hi guys,

    We say. "He is a friend of mine", "An enemy of his", "A friend of my father's". So can we say "He sent two of his men's there" or "He sent two men of his there".

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    Re: Men

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,
    We say. "He is a friend of mine", "An enemy of his", "A friend of my father's". So can we say "He sent two of his men's there" or "He sent two men of his there".
    "He sent two of his men's there.": NO, "He sent two of his men there." "Two of his men's" means, for instance, "two of his men's cakes".
    "He sent two men of his there.": I think it's OK, but it sounds a little formal to me. Waiting for a teacher's answer.
    Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.

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    Re: Men

    Say "He sent two of his men there."
    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: Men

    khanhhung, please read this extract from the Forum Rules:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post.

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