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Questions tagged [possessives]

Questions about the possessive, one of several constructions that describe ownership or association between two objects.

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Is “a friend of his” a used phrase?

I know that a friend of mine is a used phrase, but is the phrase also used with other personal possessive adjectives? I met a friend of his.
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J.A. Gagarin's flight vs J.A. Gagarin flight

1) Is it Ok to leave the initials or would you drop them? Writing his name in full seems odd since it isn't Gagarin who is the point of discussion. 2) Is it Gagarin's or Gagarin? Is there any ...
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“Taiwan visa” or “Taiwanese visa”?

Which way is correct? Is there any rule for such cases?
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Order of sentence and using 's

...absolutely 100% our doing, not the Restaurant's. or ...absolutely 100% our doing, not the Restaurants. The first one feels right, but looks a little odd. I think it's the first, because you ...