Re: Use of "Here's"

Subject: Re: Use of "Here's"
From: Susan Sudhir <ssudhir -at- OPTUM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1998 10:33:33 -0800

> >Have these 'common uses' entered the realm of (approved)
> > technical writing?

I sure hope not. The use of "here's" in the plural is not the
only problem circulating around. What about "it's" for "its"? I see
so much of this in writing nowadays, that I get a little unnerved.

Please - "its" is a possessive pronoun, whereas "it's" is a contraction of
"it is."

Susan
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Technical Writers List; for all Technical Communication issues
> > [mailto:TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU]On Behalf Of Tim Raymond
> > Sent: Friday, December 04, 1998 6:22 AM
> > To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> > Subject: Use of "Here's"
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Please tell me "here's" not lost its meaning.
> >
> > I'm seeing more and more [in advertising and some technical
> writing] cases
> > where "here's" is used to refer to a plural ... heck, I'm even having
> > trouble describing it (it gives me the willies), 'here's' an EXAMPLE:
> >
> > :: Here's our best ideas ::
> >
> > Another example:
> >
> > :: Here's your assignment sheets ::
> >
> > That construction, along with "there's many reasons," etc. seem to have
> > entered common use in speech, and some folks think it sounds
> fine, doesn't
> > it sound awful when it's:
> >
> > :: Here is our best ideas ::
> >
> > or
> >
> > :: There is many reasons :: ????
> >
> > True, "There're many reasons" may be hard for some folks to say,
> > but I sure
> > say it that way!
> >
> > Have these 'common uses' entered the realm of (approved)
> > technical writing?
> >
> > TIA,
> >
> > --tim
> >
> > We have met the enemy and he is us --Pogo
> > <<couldn't resist, didn't want you folks to think I took myself *too*
> > seriously>>
> >
> >
> > ==================================================================
> > =========
> >
> >


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