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Is this gramatically correct

"someone's friend has four horses"
Please help me.
Thank you..


  • DavidCrosbieDavidCrosbie ✭✭✭
    edited June 2019


    The sentence is perfectly grammatical.

    It does sounds a little strange — but not because of the grammar.
    It would be unusual to refer to a person as 'someone's friend' — but not impossible. For example:

    We need four horses for the carnival procession. Can the club members provide them?
    None of the members can help, but someone's friend has four horses.

    When I say

    It would be unusual to refer to a person as 'someone's friend'

    I mean that it would be unusual to use the expression at the start of a clause as the SUBJECT.
    It would not be at all unusual to use it elsewhere in the clause. For example:

    He's someone's friend.
    Give it to someone's friend.
    We could allow someone's friend to do it.

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