Am I right about this:

It's a book of my mother's - it proves she has several books and this one

It's my mother's book - it doesn't prove the other books' existence. It proves only this one's one, doesn't it?

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    Neither indicates that she owns any other books. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Apr 17 '19 at 14:13
  • Perfect! But is any of them formal, informal or both variants are the equal to each other? – Michael Azarenko Apr 17 '19 at 14:17
  • To me (not an objective answer), the second sentence sounds more direct and is slightly simpler to parse. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Apr 17 '19 at 14:21

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