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Re: where are the proofers???

On Sat, 28 Mar 1998, Rick Levy wrote:

> [Tutorial mode on] The rules are so simple, too.  The contraction "it's"
> is used properly only as a substitute for "it is".  If the word "it's"
> can't be read as "it is", drop the apostrophe.  The possessive "its",
> unlike other possessives, doesn't have one.  And, in general, plurals
> (not, as some online would incorrectly write, "plural's") should have no
> apostrophe.  If in doubt, leave it out. [Tutorial mode off]

Actually, "its" is the same as other pronoun possessives.  There is no
apostrophe in "his" or "hers" or "theirs" or "yours."  Nouns form the
possessive by adding 's.  Pronouns don't. 

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