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    Friend's house / Friends' house

    Hi & Happy New Year!

    Can someone please tell me which of the following is/are correct?


    1. He was at one of his friend’s house.
    2. He was at one of his friend's houses.
    3. He was at one of his friends’ house.
    4. He was at one of his friends' houses.


    I can't decide which is correct.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Friend's house / Friends' house

    They are all unnatural. Why not say "He was at the house of a friend"?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: Friend's house / Friends' house

    Would "He was at a friend's house" be good?

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    Re: Friend's house / Friends' house

    Yes, it would.

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