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    One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    Is my sentence correct?

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    #2

    Re: One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    No. Say "The name of one of my friends ..."

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    #3

    Re: One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No. Say "The name of one of my friends ..."

    The name of one of my friends' is completely opposite to his personality.

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    Re: One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    I once knew a terribly clumsy girl named Grace and a chronically depressed woman named Joy.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    The name of one of my friends' is completely opposite to his personality.
    Where did that apostrophe come from, tufguy?

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    #6

    Re: One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    Is my sentence correct?
    Yes with a minor scratch.

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    Re: One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    Is my sentence correct?
    Yes, with a minor delete.

    (Sorry if I responded twice.)

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    #8

    Re: One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I once knew a terribly clumsy girl named Grace and a chronically depressed woman named Joy.
    I know a really lovely fellow called Dick.

    These are all examples of inaptronymy, apparently.

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    #9

    Re: One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Where did that apostrophe come from, tufguy?

    The sentence is "one of my friends or teachers or brothers". Am I correct? I read if we have to use "'s" for more than one person than it should be written as "friends'" because we can't write "friends's" so that is why I wrote it that way. Is it wrong?

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    Re: One of my friend's name is totally opposite to his personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I read if we have to use "'s" for more than one person than it should be written as "friends'" because we can't write "friends's" so that is why I wrote it that way. Is it wrong?
    I have no idea what you mean. In any case it is wrong.

    One of my parent's cats is sick. [one parent, one cat (out of two or more)]
    One of my parents' cats is sick. [two parents, one cat (out of two or more)]
    One of my parents is sick. [one parent]
    One of my parents' is sick. [This is wrong. The possessive apostrophe s refers to nothing - my two parents' what?]

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