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Query Details


Query Subject:   Double Possessives
Author:   Zhimin Tong
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Morphology
Syntax

Query:   I'm a teacher of English with Peking University, China. In my textbook
I came across a sentence:

My father was a close friend of Albert Einstein

According to my limited knowledge of English grammar,
it seems Einstein's instead of Einstein should be used.
I want to know if both are OK. If the answer is yes,
then is there any difference between the
two? Would anyone help me?

With thanks,

Tong Zhimin
LL Issue: 8.1549
Date posted: 29-Oct-1997



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