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pssessive pronouns and adjectives


pssessive pronouns and adjectives
Which of the 2 sentences is correct?

"These books are my and my friends"


"These books are mine and my friends"

23 May 2012      

United States

Neither, since you don �t have a possessive form for "friends".
These books are mine and my friends �.
Just imagine the sentence without each of the people, then combine them:
These books are mine. These books are my friends �.
These books are mine and my friends �.
It �s easier to say "These books belong to my friends and me".

23 May 2012     

United Kingdom

Perfect answer from yanogator.

23 May 2012     


Yes, I know about the possessive of friends, the word I wasn �t sure about is "my/mine".

The thing is that my friend �s teacher told her that the first sentence (my and my friends �) was correct. I thought it wasn �t, but wanted to make sure.
Thank you Bruce. Now it �s clear

23 May 2012