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Old 08-07-2013, 04:13 AM
InsaneMystic InsaneMystic is offline
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Originally Posted by NowIKnow View Post
In "my opinion"(possessive, it belongs to me) it should really not matter. How else are you going to refer to a friend, dare I say..."of yours'? No other way than to say "my friend". Sure it's possessive but should in no way connote ownership.
Two ways around it off the top of my head (which, indeed, is mine ) :

"XYZ and I are friends/partners/whatevs, and he/she/they..."
"XYZ, who is friends/in a partrnership/whatevs with me,..."

Takes a bit longer, sure. For me, the few extra words are well worth avoiding the possessive/ownership connotation, though.
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