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I happen to came across below stated sentence in an English preposition book.

"This photo is her with her best friend."

I assume, that grammatically correct sentence should be:

"This photo is of her with her best friend."

To me here of means: "indicating an association between two entities, typically one of belonging, in which the first is the head of the phrase and the second is something associated with it.

I am not native English speaker. Is it something to do with AmE and BrE? or I lack understanding of sentence structure :(

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The two sentences have the same meaning. I agree that adding "of" is more grammatical, but sometimes people omit it.

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This photo is her with her best friend.

"this photo" can be understood as "the content of this photo".

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