A Conversation for 3rd Annual H2G2 Bikini Competition
MaW Started conversation Oct 17, 2001
Bluebottle Posted Oct 20, 2001
MaW Posted Oct 20, 2001
Yes, yes, of course.
The possessive of "it" doesn't have an apostrophe, BB.
Bluebottle Posted Oct 22, 2001
MaW Posted Oct 23, 2001
I remember I had an argument with my Chemistry teacher and the entire class about that once, they were convinced it should have an apostrophe because it's a possessive and possessives have apostrophes. However, I knew I was right, and I was proven to be right here at University when we did a module which included that kind of thing to help us write better reports and diverse other related things.
The lecturer said that the reason the possessive form of "it" doesn't have an apostrophe is because it's not actually a possessive modification of the word, it's an entirely different word. That makes sense when you realise that just like "he" and "she", "it" is a pronoun. Therefore its possessive is a different word, just like the possessives of "he" and "she" are "his" and "hers" rather than "he's" and "she's".
Then it makes sense, don't you agree?
Now, why don't people get taught that in school?
Ottox Posted Oct 23, 2001
Well, I'm proud to provide a service by ensuring that newbies who have
yet to experience goo can come to this page and see it in all it's
*disappointed about the links for Apollo, Light and Mackenzie (and #threads) *
MaW Posted Oct 24, 2001
Goo! Goo! Goo!
I think there should be a smiley. I don't know what it might look like, but...
Ottox Posted Oct 24, 2001
Maybe something like this?
*wonders what those lines from BBs post are doing in his own post *
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