General Writing and Grammar Help/is it correct?



Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

"There were two ladies in our class and paul was a good friend of the ladies'."

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ANSWER: There were two ladies in our class and paul was a good friend of the ladies  

The sentence is correct, except that Paul   needs to be capitalized - but I assume that it was an accidental typing error.

However, instead of repeating the term "the ladies", I would prefer :

There were two ladies in our class and Paul was their good friend.  
Or: There were two ladies in our class and Paul was a good friend of theirs.  

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QUESTION: Thank you. Is the use of "apostrophe" wrong in my sentence?


There is no need for an apostrophe.

India's flag = flag of India (not India's)
Chidren's toys = toys of the (or belonging to the) children (not children's)
faces of the boys (not faces of the boys') = the boys' faces
friend of the ladies = the ladies' friend.

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