Re: Your opinions again, please

Subject: Re: Your opinions again, please
From: Thomas Krueger <tjk -at- INTROL -dot- INTROL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 1994 13:48:14 GMT

David L. Bergart (bodafu -at- ccvax -dot- sinica -dot- edu -dot- tw) wrote:
: 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:

: Hi Sue

: Yup, but things can be associated with them, and we do use the
: possessive form to express association -- my country, my children (neither of

The linguists call that "the associative" for a reason.

- Tom

Thomas Krueger Introl Corporation Moderator:
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