the usage of の I wanted to write: This is my brother's lunch. この昼ご飯は私の兄です。 Below is my sentence corrected. この昼ご飯は私の兄のものです。 I understand that 私の兄の means 'something of my brother', but what about もの? Does it become redundant because I wrote '昼ご飯'?
Aug 20, 2014 3:26 PM
Answers · 3
I'm not a native speaker but I'm pretty sure you can just say: この昼ご飯は私の兄のです You can't omit the last の because otherwise it would mean (this lunch is my brother). Another example: この携帯は誰のですか? Whose mobile phone is this?
August 20, 2014
I agree with the answer above. 私の兄の means "of my brother". もの means "thing" and ~のもの indicates possessive. ex, 私の my, 私のもの mine
August 20, 2014
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