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    Ally of

    "France is an ally of America's". Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Ally of

    "France is an ally of the USA."
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    #3

    Re: Ally of

    You'll commonly hear the OP's version as well, at least in spoken language.
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    #4

    Re: Ally of

    But I wouldn't say "an ally of America's". Instead I would say "an ally of America". Also heard, of course, is "an American ally" or "a US ally".

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    #5

    Re: Ally of

    But why not America's? We say he is a friend of john's or a fan of tom cruise's.

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    Re: Ally of

    See post #3.

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    #7

    Re: Ally of

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    But why not America's? We say he is a friend of john's or a fan of tom cruise's.
    We don't say that he is a fan of Tom Cruise's. We could say that he is a fan of Tom Cruise.

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    #8

    Re: Ally of

    But we say "He is a friend of john's" but why "He is a fan of Tom"?

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    Re: Ally of

    We say "He is a fan of tom" but we say "He is a friend of tom's". I am confused, it has also been told that my version is also used in spoken english like "France is an ally of america's".

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    #10

    Re: Ally of

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    But why not America's? We say he is a friend of John's or a fan of Tom Cruise's.
    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    But we say "He is a friend of John's"​. but Why do we say "He is a fan of Tom"?
    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    We say "He is a fan of Tom" but we say "He is a friend of Tom's". I am confused. it has I have also been told that my version is also used in spoken English like "France is an ally of America's".
    Tufguy, is the "Shift" key intermittently broken on your keyboard? You really must concentrate on your use of capitals.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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