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I've never known what the proper way to use a sentence in which you and a specific person (as in you can't just say "our" because you want to specify who) possess something. Is it "Julie's and mine", "Mine and Julies", "Julie and my"...?

For instance, "Julie and my favorite band is Eluveitie." "That sandwich is Ben and mine."

They all sound a bit strange, which is the correct way to say this?

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Possible duplicate of My wife and I's or What possessives are used for Mutual first-person ownership ? –  Hellion Feb 7 '11 at 18:30
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"Julie's and mine" and "mine and Julie's" (note apostrophe) are both correct for the predicate possessive form, "Julie's and my" for the simple possessive form.

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Right answer, but just to note that the difference between "my" and "mine" isn't subject/object case - it's whether the possessive is functioning as a determiner ("my sheep/Julie's and my sheep") or a full-blown pronoun ("mine/Julie's and mine"). Either can occur in subject or object position ("Do you like Julie's and my favorite band?", "Ben's and mine is the sandwich next to yours"). –  psmears Feb 7 '11 at 19:26
    
@psmears: Thanks; I've rephrased my answer in terms of the form of the pronoun being used. –  chaos Feb 7 '11 at 19:30
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