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Subject:Re: OT -- "its" vs "it's" From:Mike <techmail_mike -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 8 Jan 2001 08:56:21 -0800 (PST)
No need to flame you. The whole its/it's thing has
reached ludicrous levels of inappropriate use. It is
especially unnerving when a major magazine or
newspaper uses the wrong form.
The funny(?)thing though is when people look at you
like you have a problem when you point out their bad
Then there's the whole their/they're/there thing.....
--- Suzanne Townsend <suzyt -at- hfx -dot- eastlink -dot- ca> 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
> 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,
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