Subject: off-topic?
From: Angela <amoore -at- SOFTDESK -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 08:32:57 -0700

Eric Ray wrote:

>Subject: Yes, It's and its are off-topic
>No, it's not topical. Its proper forum might be the
>copyediting list, might be a linguistics list, but
>isn't here.

You're probably right, I didn't mean to start a topic but only throw out a
quick note. However, I received no less than 15 emails from people thanking
me. A few even said they hadn't believed me and had looked it up, only to
find I was right. This may not have been the proper forum, but it seemed to
be somewhat helpful.


p.s. My apologies for the run-on sentence I used as my example. A kind soul
helped me mend my ways.

Angela Moore amoore -at- softdesk -dot- com
(Does not express the opinion of Softdesk)
"Be careful about reading health books, you may
die of a misprint." - Mark Twain

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