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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  07/MAR/2009 3:51 PM
Assunto:  My Director ....Director of mine
 
Mensagem: 

  And when you say a 'a friend of mine' and continues a sentence; it means that you have more than one friend.  In this same pattern, when you say a director of mine you mean that you refer to more than one director.  

   However I think that you are trying to say 'my director', but the form 'of mine' could be right (who knows if your company has more than one director?  Maybe to avoid such doubts, they name these guys as CEOs, CFOs etc.  If not, we would say a chief of mine.

  Of course it is another can of beans when you have a phrase like "Was your room as small as mine?", where mine ends the sentence.

   Hope it helps, at least I´ve done my best.

   Let´s wait more opinions/contributions.

   See you again. PP.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
My Director ....Director of mine   –  LIMA  04/MAR/2009, 3:24 PM
My Director ....Director of mine   –  Dale/CR  04/MAR/2009, 3:35 PM
My Director ....Director of mine   –  LIMA  04/MAR/2009, 4:43 PM
My Director ....Director of mine   –  Altro  05/MAR/2009, 11:04 PM
My Director ....Director of mine   –  Maria Valeska  06/MAR/2009, 10:36 AM
My Director ....Director of mine   –  LIMA  06/MAR/2009, 6:48 PM
 My Director ....Director of mine   –  PPAULO  07/MAR/2009, 3:51 PM

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