I am working on Genki, 1st ed., vol. 1, p. 139, F., 3. The question asks me to “Make your own sentences on the topics below using adjectives...”
Here is the “topic” it provides me to construct the sentence:
I Googled this phrase for its meaning, but I did not find an exact match. Instead, I found a similar phrase:
Yamada-san wa watashi no tonari no hito desu.
which it also translates into English as,
Mrs. Yamada is the person (who is sitting) next to me.
Anyway, does the topic I provided above thus mean “the person who is next to me”? I expected 私のとなり人は, without the の between となり and 人 (i.e., like 人は私のとなり).