Possessives with of

Posted by Manjusha Filed in English Grammar

We cannot put a possessive between a noun and a determiner. We can say my friend, his friend, John's friend, a friend or that friend. But we can't say a my friend or that John's friend. Instead we use a structure with of + possessive.

Structure: determiner + noun + of + possessive

Note that sometimes we use a noun without the possessive 's after of.

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