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    Smile pronouns usage

    Dear teachers, it's been a time I don't ask anything. Well, here we go:

    Could you proofread these sentences:

    Do you remember that strict program of yours? Well, it's not working anymore.
    Do you remember your program? It's out of order.
    I don't recall the yellow car of hers, do you? Does it still work?
    I don't recall her yellow car, is it still working?


    I mean, is "your book" equal to "that book of yours"?

    Thank you very much

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    Re: pronouns usage

    I don't recall the yellow car of hers- I'd use 'that yellow car she had'. Also, logically, if you don't remember it, why are you asking about it?
    'strict program- what do you mean?
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    Smile Re: pronouns usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I don't recall the yellow car of hers- I'd use 'that yellow car she had'. Also, logically, if you don't remember it, why are you asking about it?
    'strict program- what do you mean?
    '
    They are just examples.
    I am trying to get used to possessive pronouns usage without memorizing any rules.

    See:

    She's my friend.
    She's a friend of mine.

    Do they mean exactly the same thing?

    And...
    She's a friend of my father's. (his)
    She's a friend of my father. (??)


    Someone told me the last sentence may not have the apostrophe, meaning there is a relationship between them. Doesn't it?

    Thank you
    Last edited by Offroad; 02-Sep-2008 at 16:32.

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