Student or Learner
I've seen these sentences:
John bumped into a friend of his yesterday (1)
The second meeting of the commitee will be held on Friday (2)
Why on sentence (1), they use his but on sentence (2), they use the commitee but not commitee's?
I'm so confused
How should people say:
Have you heard the new idea of the boss's? But not " the second meeting of the committee's'?
The word his functions as a modifier:
1a. a friend of his Cf. a friend of his brother'sThe word committee functions as a noun:
1b. his friend Cf. his brother's friend
2a. the second meeting of the commitee
2b. the committee's second meeting