the brother of John's

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the brother of John's

Post by azz » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:01 am

Can one say

a. I was talking to the brother of John's who is a doctor, not to the one who is an actor.
b. I was talking to the brother of his who is a doctor, not to the one who is an actor.


c. I was talking to the brother of John who is a doctor, not to the one who is an actor.
d. I was talking to the brother of him who is a doctor, not to the one who is an actor.

e. I was talking to John's brother who is a doctor, not to the one who is an actor.
f. I was talking to his brother who is a doctor, not to the one who is an actor.



Many thanks.
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Re: the brother of John's

Post by tony h » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:12 am

c,e and f all seem ok.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

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