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Hi,

Which do think is correct?

He is a patient of Dr. Shafritz.

He is a patient of Dr. Shafritz's.
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CalifJim
Grammar Geekexplain it by saying whether the person would "claim" the subject
Yes. That "kinda, sorta" works for me. But you wouldn't use the double genitive with an inanimate object, I don't think, but I could be wrong. A symphony of Mozart. A novel of Hardy. Difficult topic.

CJ

I think we would for the thing "being claimed" - I like the example of

A picture of Alex. -- Alex is the subject of the picture.

A picture of Alex's. -- Alex either owns the picture or took/drew the picture.

But not: A feature of the picture's. A phrase of the symphony's.

All this shows is that we won't have universal agreement, will we? (But universal confusion? We can probably agree on that!)

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Grammar Geekuniversal confusion?
Oh, yes! Please! Let's have more of that!

CJ
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He is a patient of Dr. Shafritz's.

He is a patient of Dr shafritz

Is correct

anonymous

He is a patient of Dr shafritz

is correct

No, it isn't. There's a capital letter and two periods missing.

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Patient of dr. Smith

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