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    #1

    her or hers

    Her (or hers?) and your framed pictures are on display in our house.

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    Re: her or hers

    Her.

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    #3

    Re: her or hers

    Quote Originally Posted by sane View Post
    Her (or hers?) and your framed pictures are on display in our house.
    Either way it sounds terrible.
    Her framed picture and yours are on display in our house.
    Your framed picture and hers are on display in our house.
    The framed pictures of you and her are on display in our house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Either way it sounds terrible.
    Her framed picture and yours are on display in our house.
    Your framed picture and hers are on display in our house.
    The framed pictures of you and her are on display in our house.
    I am absolutely sure, Raymott, that you realize the possible ambiguity in the sentence Her framed picture and yours are on display in our house.
    You could read the sentence as giving information of possession and/or creation (=belong to; make), as well as of presentation (=representing someone in a picture). Hence, you can get:
    The framed pictures of yours and hers...
    vs
    The framed pictures of you and her...


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    The framed pictures of you and her are...
    The framed pictures showing you and her are...

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    #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I am absolutely sure, Raymott, that you realize the possible ambiguity in the sentence Her framed picture and yours are on display in our house.
    You could read the sentence as giving information of possession and/or creation (=belong to; make), as well as of presentation (=representing someone in a picture). Hence, you can get:
    The framed pictures of yours and hers...
    vs
    The framed pictures of you and her...
    I think from the context, you can tell whether the photos are of the two people or belonged to the two people.
    If the pictures belonged to her and you, what are they doing on display in our house?
    So, what is your solution? I hope you're not going to recommend "Her and your framed pictures ...." That is just as ambiguous, and suffers from the problem I've already mentioned.
    Anyhow, my third sentence and Anglika's suggestion are reasonable alternatives.

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    #7

    Re: her or hers

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I think from the context, you can tell whether the photos are of the two people or belonged to the two people.
    If the pictures belonged to her and you, what are they doing on display in our house?
    So, what is your solution? I hope you're not going to recommend "Her and your framed pictures ...." That is just as ambiguous, and suffers from the problem I've already mentioned.
    Anyhow, my third sentence and Anglika's suggestion are reasonable alternatives.
    I never thought of your examples as being wrong or inappropriate, or whatever. I just wanted to point out the possible ambiguity. Once again, context would seem to be the most crucial factor to work out the intented meaning.

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