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    Friend of Tom's.

    "She is the wife of Tom's."

    "She is the sister of Tom's."

    "She is the mother of Tom's."

    "She is the cousin of Tom's" or "her name is Bella, who is the cousine of Tom's."

    "She is the friend of Tom's."
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    Re: Friend of Tom's.

    They're all incorrect.

    She is Tom's wife.
    She is the wife of Tom. but unnatural.

    The same goes for all the other sentences.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Friend of Tom's.

    You haven't asked a question, but they are all wrong.

    There's no e in cousin.

    (Cross-posted with ems.)

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    Re: Friend of Tom's.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    They're all incorrect.

    She is Tom's wife.
    She is the wife of Tom. but unnatural.

    The same goes for all the other sentences.
    "She is the wife of Tom."

    "She is the sister of Tom."

    "She is the mother of Tom."

    "She is the cousin of Tom" or "her name is Bella, who is the cousin of Tom."

    "She is the friend of Tom."

    Are these correct?
    Last edited by tufguy; 30-Jun-2016 at 07:39.

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    Re: Friend of Tom's.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    " "her name is Bella, who is the cousine of Tom."
    Rover told you there is no 'e' in cousin.

    ​Even without the 'e', that sentence is not natural.

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    Re: Friend of Tom's.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "She is the wife of Tom."

    "She is the sister of Tom."

    "She is the mother of Tom."

    "She is the cousin of Tom" or "Her name is Bella; who she is the cousine cousin of Tom."

    "She is the friend of Tom."

    Are these correct?
    See above. They're all grammatically correct but very unnatural. As indicated previously, the natural way of saying these is:

    She is Tom's sister.
    She is Tom's mother.
    She is Tom's cousin.
    Her name is Bella and she's Tom's cousin.
    She is Tom's friend.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Friend of Tom's.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above. They're all grammatically correct but very unnatural. As indicated previously, the natural way of saying these is:

    She is Tom's sister.
    She is Tom's mother.
    She is Tom's cousin.
    Her name is Bella and she's Tom's cousin.
    She is Tom's friend.
    She is the friend of Tom's is unnatural but we say "she is a friend of Your's/mine or Tom's", right?
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    Re: Friend of Tom's.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    She is the friend of Tom's is unnatural but we say "She is a friend of yours/mine or Tom's", right?
    Yes, but there is no apostrophe in yours.

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    Re: Friend of Tom's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes, but there is no apostrophe in yours.
    And it isn't capitalized.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Friend of Tom's.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    And it isn't capitalized.
    "She is a friend of yours".

    Could you please tell me what is the reason behind it? I mean just an "a" changes the whole thing. This rule is just for "friend" and "enemy". Am I correct?

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