Another common way of showing possession in English
is through using of with a possessive ('s, s') proper noun
(name).This usage is similar to of + a possessive pronoun:
Bob is a friend of Jim's.
Mrs. Smith is a neighbor of the Smiths'.
Angela and Julie are friends of Bob's and Jane's.
Is this painting one of Lisa's?
If you don't have a pencil, use one of Dennis'.
Amy has three dogs. Is that dog one of Amy's?
I borrowed two of Bob's books and several of Ken's.
The boss likes several of their ideas and all of Bob's
Jim ate his lunch and also half of Ted's.
Notice these differences in meaning:
Bob is a friend of Jim'sand Bill's.
In the first sentence, Bob is Jim's friend and
We went in Jim's and Bill's cars.
In the first sentence, we went in Jim's car and
|2.||The + family name + 's (or s') usually means
'Mr. and Mrs. [name]: Mr. ___ and his
wife ___ In "a neighbor of the Smiths',"
someone is a neighbor to both Mr. and Mrs. Smith.