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Subject:Re: Your opinions again, please From:"David L. Bergart" <bodafu -at- CCVAX -dot- SINICA -dot- EDU -dot- TW> Date:Fri, 3 Jun 1994 16:11:41 +0800
Well...since you asked...
When suepstewrt -at- aol -dot- com wrote that
>Neither hardware nor software may own anything.
>No possessive required/permitted.
I was overcome with righteous indignation, but when I stopped foaming at
the mouth I decided to respond thus:
Yup, but things can be associated with them, and we do use the
possessive form to express association -- my country, my children (neither of
which I own). What's wrong with using the possessive form to express
association with an inanimate?
bodafu -at- ccvax -dot- sinica -dot- edu -dot- tw