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    Question why there is "mine" here?

    I read a sentence in newspaper the other day. The sentence is A couple of years ago, mine put off a friend who i still miss to this day. I cannot understand why the author used mine here. For me, I will use I in the position. Please help...and thanks.

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    Re: why there is "mine" here?

    Look at the sentence BEFORE this one. Was the author talking about a personal attribute? Voice, attitude, behavior, pet ?

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    #3

    Re: why there is "mine" here?

    I agree with orogeezer. Absent context, I would also use I in the sentence in question. However, context is always important. It is quite possible that mine refers to something in a previous sentence.

    ~R


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    Smile Re: why there is "mine" here?

    your guys are great. yes, the author were talking about his attitude. many thanks.

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