a friend of my wife/wife's


Hola, en la siguiente frase cual pensáis que es la solución correcta.

I met a friend

a. of my wife´s
b. from my wife
c. to my wife
d. of my wifes´

Con genitivo sajón no puede ser porque no es una cosa que se posea.


(Nota del moderador:el título del hilo necesita contener la frase exacta que quieres entender. -fenixpollo)
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  • Raposu

    Senior Member
    English USA
    I have heard both structures, a friend of my wife and a friend of my wife's, used frequently. In the first, the of indicates the possessive and adding 's would be superfluous. In the second, perhaps a sequence shift derive from my wife's friend, the possessive appears to be duplicated. My personal preference is a friend of my wife, especially in writing. If there is more than one wife, I would prefer a friend of my wives over a friend of my wives'.
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