Pronoun as owner

Subject: Pronoun as owner
From: "Mark L. Levinson" <mark -at- MEMCO -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997 13:52:19 -0800

if I use the trademark and its associated noun, then use a
pronoun in place of them, can the pronoun own something.
This is the XYZ(TM) thingamajig. Its best feature is that I make money
when people buy it.

** Absolutely fine. The possessive pronoun refers to the
noun, but the noun does not stop being modified by the
adjective. You're clearly talking about the best feature
of the XYZ thingamajig, not of thingamajigs in general.

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