Re: It's and its

Subject: Re: It's and its
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 17:10:51 -0800

On Tue, 25 Jun 1996 13:17:14 -0700, Angela wrote:

>Matt wrote:
>>I'm seeing more and more example's[sic] in publication's[sic] and
>>advertising these day's[sic]... a muffler/brake/autoglass shop
>>who's[sic] busstop and billboard ad's[sic] proclaim, "THREE PRO'S, >ONE
>>SHORTSTOP"... or a restaurants[sic] promotion that begin's[sic],
>>"KID'S... Ask your server about..."


>How strange. That all looks very wrong to me! Except for the "Three Pro's"
>one. That could be right because of the contraction of the word
>Professionals, couldn't it? This example wouldn't be a possessive issue,
>but rather a contraction one.

Possible, but I doubt it was intended that way (to hear the slogan on
the radio ads and see the way it's printed, I don't think it was
intended as an abbreviation of "professionals").

>The "Kid's" example would be totally wrong I would think.

VERY wrong.



Your friend and mine,
Matt
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