noun + OF + MINE | YOURS

Here is another example of overlapping grammar points in the English Grammar Profile.

B1 Point 37 in the category of NOUNS/phrases is defined as:

NOUN + ‘OF’ + POSSESSIVE PRONOUN

Which overlaps the more specific B1 point 47 in the category of PRONOUNS:

possessive pronoun ‘yours’ after noun + ‘of’.

It would be very beneficial for the users of the EGP to note that:  ‘noun of his | hers | theirs’ is listed at C2. And the use of ‘Ours’ in the same structure is B2.


And A2 Point 13 in the category of  PRONOUNS/possessive is defined as:

pronoun ‘mine’ after ‘of’ in the phrases ‘a friend of mine’ and ‘friends of mine’.

A2 point 31 in PRONOUNS:

‘the possessive pronoun ‘mine’, with singular and plural reference, in subject and object positions, and complement positions after ‘be’ and after prepositions

EXPERT EXAMPLE:

And a friend of mine said, you know,

you might want to take this linguistics class, and I signed up for it.

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A search in iWeb for _PPGE

1 MINE 561048
2 YOURS 420899
3 HIS 320102
4 OURS 172618 
5 THEIRS 96995
6 HERS 64995


_NN of mine|yours

A2 1 FRIEND OF MINE 64278
2 FRIENDS OF MINE 7364

3 FAVORITE OF MINE 6214
4 BUDDY OF MINE 4280

5 DREAM OF MINE 2991

TLC STUDENT SPEAKING TEST:

(referring to being able to fly)

It’s a dream of mine.

 Female, China, B2


6 PASSION OF MINE 2642
7 COLLEAGUE OF MINE 2496
8 FAVOURITE OF MINE 2349
9 CLIENT OF MINE 1793
10 FRIEND OF YOURS 1769
11 GOAL OF MINE 1709
12 PEEVE OF MINE 1611
13 MATE OF MINE 1584
14 WAR OF MINE 1294
15 FAN OF YOURS 1203
16 POST OF YOURS 1157
17 CONCERN OF MINE 1018
18 POST OF MINE 1017
19 HOBBY OF MINE 964
20 PROJECT OF MINE 913
21 HERO OF MINE 784
22 STUDENT OF MINE 773
23 ACQUAINTANCE OF MINE 694
24 INTEREST OF MINE 685
25 CHILD OF MINE 683
26 RELATIVE OF MINE 680
27 LIFE OF MINE 593
28 FAVORITES OF MINE 555
29 MIND OF MINE 531
30 HEART OF MINE 485
31 COUSIN OF MINE 484
32 CO-WORKER OF MINE 482
33 FRIENDS OF YOURS 476
34 CUSTOMER OF MINE 459
35 LOVE OF MINE 458
36 MENTOR OF MINE 456
37 HABIT OF MINE 436
38 LIGHT OF MINE 426
39 NEIGHBOR OF MINE 406
40 COWORKER OF MINE 367
41 PATIENT OF MINE 351
42 RECIPE OF YOURS 347
43 SON OF MINE 346
44 PAL OF MINE 339
45 OBSESSION OF MINE 336
46 GIRLFRIEND OF MINE 331
47 COLLEAGUES OF MINE 322
48 BOOK OF MINE 320
49 LAND OF MINE 302
50 PART OF MINE 302
51 WEAKNESS OF MINE 296
52 TEACHER OF MINE 294
53 CLASSMATE OF MINE 292
54 WORDS OF MINE 289
55 ARTICLE OF MINE 285
56 MEMBER OF MINE 281
57 CONCERN OF YOURS 278
58 BROTHER OF MINE 274
59 IDEA OF MINE 268
60 PROFESSOR OF MINE 268
61 PICTURE OF MINE 264
62 STORY OF MINE 258
63 THEORY OF MINE 257
64 CUSTOMER OF YOURS 256
65 POSTS OF YOURS 254
66 CLIENTS OF MINE 251
67 FAULT OF MINE 250
68 PLEASURE OF MINE 250
69 FEAR OF MINE 245
70 PRIORITY OF MINE 239
71 IDEA OF YOURS 236
72 PIC OF MINE 235
73 ARTICLE OF YOURS 234
74 PART OF YOURS 233
75 PROBLEM OF MINE 228
76 BLOG OF MINE 224
77 FAVE OF MINE 217
78 GOAL OF YOURS 216
79 PROJECT OF YOURS 212
80 UNCLE OF MINE 212
81 PICS OF MINE 207
82 BUDDIES OF MINE 201
83 BODY OF MINE 199
84 PHOTO OF MINE 198
85 FAVOURITES OF MINE 197
86 HEAD OF YOURS 197
87 BRAIN OF YOURS 195
88 DREAM OF YOURS 195
89 PARTNER OF MINE 190
90 FANTASY OF MINE 188
91 WORK OF MINE 186
92 CLIENT OF YOURS 183
93 FAN OF MINE 181
94 SONG OF MINE 181
95 FAVORITE OF YOURS 180
96 AMBITION OF MINE 178
97 EXPERIENCE OF MINE 178
98 MAN OF MINE 178
99 BOOK OF YOURS 177
100 POSTS OF MINE 177


A2:
brain, classmate, colleague, colleagues, cousin, customer, dream, fan, girlfriend, goal, heart, hobby, idea, member, mind, mine, partner, post, posts, project, song, story, uncle, war, worker, yours

B1:
ambition, article, blog, experience, fault, favourites, fear, habit, hero, interest, land, mate, patient, pleasure, professor, recipe, relative


*Note there are only two student examples of ‘of yours’ in the whole Trinity Lancaster Corpus (TLC) and it is in the same ‘sentence’ at C1:

Writing letters can make your friends or parents feel the feeling of yours,

and they can see the words of yours,

 so maybe this feeling is good enough rather than sending a message.

Female China C1