22 December 2010

Possessive mnemonic

It's very simple.

It's simple, he's simple, she's simple: subjects plus the verb "is" drop the "i" and add an apostrophe. He's, she's, it's.

But his simplicity is his, and hers belongs to her, and its simplicity belongs to it. His, hers, its.

This Public Service Announcement brought to you by your friendly neighborhood pedant.


Anonymous said...

Thank you.

moria said...

Its one thing when your dealing with student's, but what of academic blogger's typographic disorders?

{File under: Toward Creating A 'DESTROY' Button For The Internet}

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