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Which is correct?
« on: October 14, 2010, 02:06:23 AM »
Help please! Which is correct? "I am a fan of hers." or "I am a fan of her's?"

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Re: Which is correct?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 07:03:52 AM »
The correct female possessive pronoun in such sentence constructions is “hers,” which means “that which belongs to her,” so the grammatically correct sentence is “I am a fan of hers.” “Her” is used without a following noun and is equivalent in meaning to the adjective “her.” The form “her’s” is not a valid possessive pronoun form in English. Forming the possessive by affixing apostrophe-s is done only on nouns, as in “Alfred’s,” “man’s fate,” and “the cat’s paw.”