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    Hes one of janes (possessive form)

    Is it correct to short a sentence in this way?

    Ive heard someone say Hes one of janes

    Could it be an abbreviation of "He is one of janes friends?
    I have also heard "the suits my dads"
    I think the second is completely wrong it should be "the suit is one of my dads clothes"
    What do you think?

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    Re: Hes one of janes (possessive form)

    "The suit's my dad's" is complicated but perfect. It means "The suit belongs to my dad." Cf "The style's my own". I think "He's one of Jane's" needs more context in order to be interpreted.

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