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I need some help

cincuenta y dos

I need some help
I want to know which option is the correct one in these sentences:
We came across a friend of us at the mall yesterday. or We came across a friend of ours at the mall yesterday.
I really appreciate your help.

8 Sep 2010      

Lina Ladybird

Hi, Lily!! :)
The second option is the only correct one.
We always need to use the personal pronouns mine, yours, hishers, ours and theirs in this kind of sentence.
---> You also say, "it�s a friend of mine" and not "it�s a friend of me"! ;)
Best wishes - Silke

8 Sep 2010     

cincuenta y dos

Thanks a lot!!! You made my day!

8 Sep 2010     


I totally agree with silke . the 2nd  is the correct one.

8 Sep 2010     

United States

It �s called the post-possessive or post-genitive and is unique in its function.

10 Sep 2010