Re: OT -- "its" vs "it's"

Subject: Re: OT -- "its" vs "it's"
From: Michele Davis <michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 10:19:34 -0600

I read an article in, of all places, the New Yorker, several years ago that it's
(contraction of it is) is being kicked out of our vernacular and its is
replacing it. People on ICQ, etc. drop the apostrophe because its (ha!) faster

Can't say I like it, just tossing it out for discussion.

Michele (on deadline, you will be deleted if you flame)

Suzanne Townsend wrote:

> Apologies for my prissiness but I'm getting very bothered by my peers'
> misuse of the word "its" and it's" -- please, writers and editors, take
> note... it's *so* easy to remember...
> its = possessive (on its own, its fleas, its current state)
> it's = contraction. EASY REMEMBERING RULE: Whenever you see the apostrophe,
> think "it is." The apostrophe is in place of "is". Therefore "it's" = "it
> is." ALWAYS.
> Awaiting the flames,
> --Suzanne

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