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#204512 - 02/06/12 01:56 AM Re: at my sister's, of my sister's. [Re: BranShea]
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
I dug up the initial postOriginally Posted By: BranSheaHere's a little thing I longtime wanted to ask. You say:
I will be at my sister's.
She's a friend of my sister's.
In the first sentence this seems clearly to mean: "At my sister's " house or place.
The second form always struck me as odd. "a friend of my sister's" ... what?
Maybe I am making mistakes here, but I just would like to know the details about this. (thanks)
I reread the Michael Quinion article from Jim's link and keep on using the double genitive anyway as it's stuck in my head since schooldays. > link
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