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pssessive pronouns and adjectives



saszka2
Poland

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

"These books are my and my friends"

or

"These books are mine and my friends"

23 May 2012      



yanogator
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".
 
Bruce

23 May 2012     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Perfect answer from yanogator.

23 May 2012     



saszka2
Poland

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