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My favorite picture is of my classmates and me near a pool.

My favorite picture is my classmates and me near a pool.

My favorite picture is that my classmates and me near a pool.

My favorite picture is the one that my classmates and me near a pool.

My favorite picture is the one my classmates and me near a pool.

Are they all possible?

Thanks,

Pastel
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PASTELMy favorite picture is that of my classmates and me near a pool.

My favorite picture is of my classmates and me near a pool.

My favorite picture is that of my classmates and me near a pool.

My favorite picture is the one that shows my classmates and me near a pool.

My favorite picture is the one of my classmates and me near a pool.

Are they all possible?

Thanks,

Pastel

Now they're all possible. The next-to-last one is the one I prefer


My favorite picture is of my classmates and me near a pool.

My favorite picture is that of my classmates and me near a pool.

What's the difference between the two sentences?
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I'd choose the second one.
So would I.

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PASTEL
My favorite picture is of my classmates and me near a pool.
My favorite picture is that of my classmates and me near a pool.
What's the difference between the two sentences?
I somehow feel both could be correct. But I might be wrong.

[Q-] What kind of picture is your favorite?
[A-] My favorite picture is of me surrounded by classmates.

[Q-] Which of the pictures is your favorite?
[A-] My favorite picture is the one of me surrounded by classmates.

paco
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Of the originals, I would choose only these:

1. My favorite picture is of my classmates and me near a pool.

2. My favorite picture is my classmates and me near a pool.

It seems to me that in #1, the underlined portion is the object of "of" (you could even say that "to be of" acts here as a prepositional verb); while in #2, the underlined portion is the subject complement.

The effect of #2 is to redefine "favorite picture", to my mind; while the effect of #1 is to provide further information about the picture.

MrP

PS: I'm surprised you didn't append the picture in question, Pastel!
Thanks, paco and pienne!

MrP, I'm surprised too. Emotion: stick out tongue
Off topic, but I'd like to ask Pastel: How are you recently?

Hope you enjoy a spring Sunday night.

paco
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