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Phrases combining “of” with a noun followed by “S” may seem redundant, since both indicate possession; nevertheless, “a friend of Karen’s” is standard English, just as “a friend of Karen” and “Karen’s friend” are.

“Of” is often shoved in where it doesn’t belong in phrases like “not that big of a deal,” and “not that great of a writer.” Just leave it out.

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