Date: Wed, 8 Nov 1995 09:19:34 -0600 From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" Subject: Re: supervisor/coupon >>some friends of mine... > >I often used the phrase "friends of mine" until an erudite friend >explained that "of mine" made the phrase redundant. >Seth Sklarey Not to jump to me own defense, but... It seems to me that the phrase "a friend" has a different purpose from that of "a friend of mine" (as with "some friends (of mine)"). The inclusion of the phrase "of mine" seems to add a dimension of colloquialism and informality. But that doesn't entirely sum it up. Anyone following my thinking on this one? ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;Kathleen M. O'Neill ... Language Laboratory Technician I ; ;koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ... u55354[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ; ;::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::; ;University of Illinois at Chicago ... Language Laboratory ; ;703 South Morgan Street (M/C 042) ... Grant Hall, Room 311 ; ;Chicago, IL 60607-7025 ; ;312.996.8838 or 8836 ... 312.996.5501 FAX ; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;