Re: GRAMMAR: s's vs. s'

Dejan Vucinic (
Mon, 03 Feb 1997 11:17:43 -0600 wrote:

> OK, this bugs me too. I'd like to draw an analogy for the its-impaired:
> 'its', the posessive pronoun, is like 'his' and 'hers'; no apostrophe.

It's even simpler than that: "it's" is two words, "it is". I find that
people who speak english as a second language use this crutch more
i.e. is it "hers" or "her's"? (It's probably not 'hers', though. :))

Here's another one: should one close parenteses after a smiley, like in
the previous sentence? (No, I won't use brackets or curly braces
instead, so beat me on the head with an apostrophe.)


(--d'v :)[)]