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I was trying to say "During one of my girlfriend's soccer games..."

The problem is when I spoke it, it could be interpreted as

"Out of all of my girlfriends... during one of their games this happened"

-or-

"Out of all of the games that my girlfriend has played in... during one of those games this happened"

I have only one girlfriend, so how can I word this sentence so that when I speak it, it can only be interpreted as "during my one of my (singular possessive) girlfriend's games..."

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"This is my girlfriend. During one of her soccer games...." –  Hellion Mar 12 '13 at 21:39
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Seriously, given that most people have only one girlfriend at a time, the odds of your original statement being misinterpreted are vanishingly low. –  Hellion Mar 12 '13 at 21:42
    
Plural girlfriends might be serial, not simultaneous. How about "During one of the games my girlfriend played in..."? –  Andrew Leach Mar 12 '13 at 21:44
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During a game of football in which my girlfriend was playing ... –  Edwin Ashworth Mar 12 '13 at 22:06
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Dare I say it? You could use her name. She might even like that. (Said half in jest, and half in fear) –  Wayne Johnston Mar 12 '13 at 23:39

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The simplest unambiguous rewording would be...

"During one of my current girlfriend's [soccer] games ..."

...but if OP doesn't like the implication that he has multiple girlfriends over time, perhaps...

"During one of the [soccer] games my girlfriend played in..."

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The first still may imply multiple current girlfriends. –  T.E.D. Mar 12 '13 at 22:59
    
@T.E.D.: In spoken form, maybe you couldn't tell the difference, but my written version doesn't say girlfriends' games, so I'm in the clear (on paper and on screen! :) –  FumbleFingers Mar 13 '13 at 1:04
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The question currently reads "The problem is when I spoke it it could be interpreted as..." –  T.E.D. Mar 13 '13 at 1:45
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I like this solution @FumbleFingers thank you! –  Albert Renshaw Mar 13 '13 at 1:47
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I prefer "my current girlfriend". It keeps her on her toes. If you marry her, you should call her "my first wife". –  Pitarou Mar 13 '13 at 4:11

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