[DWJ] Its

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Sun Apr 15 21:05:54 EDT 2007


On Apr 15, 2007, at 6:52 PM, Sally Odgers wrote:

>> Er... isn't the problem with the case in hand "its, it's" the 
>> discarding
> of the apostrophe for a single possessive form because it is confusing 
> and thereby confusing writers still further?
>
> Its follows hers, his, their.....

If this is the question I think it is, the rule is:
pronouns do not form possessives.  They have possessive
forms.  Therefore, as Sally said, his, her, their.

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Otter Perry
Montrose, CO




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