Wang Yiwu
dog of a dog of John and a dog of John's Which one is right?
Oct 21, 2018 1:14 AM
Answers · 6
John's dog. or One of John's dogs.
October 21, 2018
You can say “a dog of John’s” but this is super uncommon. If you said this in the United States, it would sound funny to most people. Instead, say “one of John’s dogs.” “A dog of John” is not correct.
October 21, 2018
If you are talking about one dog out of two or more then 'a dog of John's died last week' and 'one of John's dogs died last week' both have the same meaning.
October 21, 2018
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Wang Yiwu
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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