double possessive


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double possessive

dou′ble posses′sive


n.
a possessive construction consisting of a prepositional phrase with of containing a substantive in the possessive case, as of father's in She is a friend of father's. Also called double genitive.
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Second, one child used both 's and a preposition for in a double possessive 'what's the brother's name for Jaimey?
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The "grammar meanies" would insist that "a friend of Dick's" is a double possessive, and therefore wrong.