Re: Query

Subject: Re: Query
From: Matthew Bin <mattbin -at- HOTMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 07:04:40 PST

>It's a common mistake; "its" is the only possessive that isn't formed
by
>adding an apostrophe.

Not to belabour the point or anything...

The possessive of "it" is actually consistent with other English
formations, namely the possessive form of pronouns. One would no more
write "it's" for a possessive than write "hi's", "her's", or "their's"
-- although the latter two seem to be gaining popularity...

Matthew Bin
Toronto, ON


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