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Unread Nov 23rd, 2010, 03:09 am
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Hi Sue,

Bride-to-be moves on after tragic prank - Yahoo! News
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...Rachelle says, "I'm absolutely best friends with the girl…. Blaming her would be ridiculous."


I'm absolutely best friends with the girl….
This is grammatically correct, isn't it?

- I'm absolutely the best friend of the girl's.
- I'm absolutely the girl's best friend.
Are these two sentences good too?
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I don't like I'm absolutely the best friend of the girl's. It sounds very clumsy, a) because of the double possessive and b) because when you're talking about people, it's much more usual to use the possessive 's than to use "of".

But the other two are fine.
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Thank you, Sue.

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I'm getting a collection of teddies here now too
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