Monday, April 9, 2012

Use of the wrong Grammar

Using an object pronoun in a double genitive.

Don’t say: A friend of him told us the news.

ΓΌ Say: A friend of his told us the news.

We use the double genitive when we want to emphasize the person who possesses rather than the thing which he possesses. A friend of his is simply another way of saying one his friends.

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