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    That's a talent of mine!

    Hello!

    I have heard this sentence: "That's a talent of mine".

    Is it also correct to say "That's a talent of yours/ his/ hers/ ours/ theirs"?

    1)If I had to use a proper noun instead of a possessive pronoun, should I say : "That's a talent of Jack's" for example? Can I drop the
    " 's " or is it even wrong to use it?
    2) Can I also say "That's one of Jack's talents "?

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    Re: That's a talent of mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by Crowned 91 View Post
    Hello!

    I have heard this sentence: "That's a talent of mine."

    Is it also correct to say "That's a talent of yours/his/hers/ours/theirs"? Yes. [No spaces after the slashes, please.]

    1)If I had to use a proper noun instead of a possessive pronoun, should I say : "That's a talent of Jack's" for example? Yes.

    Can I drop the "'s " No. or is it even wrong to use it? No.

    2) Can I also say "That's one of Jack's talents"? Yes. [No spaces between quotation mark and their quotes.]

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