A friend of my parents' went on holiday to Greece

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hedgy

Senior Member
Catalan
You say:
A friend of Tom's
But what about this:
A friend of my parents' went on holiday to Greece
Is this correct?
 
  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    I didn't know that it was possible to use the double-genitive with a plural noun ending in -s.

    Even if it is grammatical, it seems like overkill. I would write friends of my parents.

    Added: I can find no evidence in grammar books that it is possible.
     
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