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Then he could no longer walk. Thanks for your post, Steve. I see your point, but I am a translator, so I must give importance to grammar too.
I have always given great importance to grammar rules and to writing correctly, to be honest Anyway, I think I will continue writing and saying "a friend of my sister's". I am not native but "a friend of my sister's" sounds not very nice for me because of two possessives. It looks like overkill, just as two negatives in one sentence, though in Russian two negatives consider to be a norm. Well, Victor, the double possessive is something special for English and doesn't necessarily have to "sound nice".
It's logical, anyway: "a friend of my sister's" means "a friend among my sister's friends ". Applying the pattern of "he is a friend of mine", we would then say "he is a friend of hers".
If by 'hers' you mean your sister, you'd say "he is a friend of my sister's". That is grammatical heaven, reality is more down to earth: spoken English often drops the genitive s. I do, however, find it easier to say 'my sister's' than to have the abrupt stop of 'my sister'.
When written it is better to simply write in active voice, "my sister's friend," if possible. Aciridae: your example is not quite right: did you want to say "Susan is Elisa's sister"?
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