Re: Forbidden to use apostrophes

Subject: Re: Forbidden to use apostrophes
From: Kent Newton <kentn -at- METRIX-INC -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 14:19:00 PDT

On Monday, July 22, 1996 11:38 AM, Matt (your friend and his) responded
to this example:

> For example, I said "the rule your editor has
>laid down", when the original was "your editor's rule".

By writing,

>Ah, but "your" is a posessive term as well. To properly rephrase "your
>editor's rule" to eliminate posessives would require something like,
>"the rule that the editor you answer to has laid down".

Wouldn't that be written better as "the rule laid down by the editor to
whom you answer"?

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