Constituents in the "wrong places"?

Ben and Jo Crick ben.crick at
Tue Mar 19 17:39:47 EST 2002

On Tue 19 Mar 2002 (17:00:58 +1100), bwpowers at wrote:
> For your information: "its" does not have an apostrophe except when it
> is an abbreviation for "it is" or "it has". Not when, like here, it is
> simply a possessive. Anymore than you would put an apostrophe in other
> possessive  pronouns like "hi's" or "her's" or "your's" - there is no
> apostrophe in pronouns.
 Here's a quotation I came across earlier today:

 "It's is not, it isn't ain't, and it's it's, not its, if you mean it is. If
 you don't, it's its. Then too, it's hers. It isn't her's. It isn't our's
 either. It's ours, and likewise yours and theirs."

 - Oxford University Press, Edpress News

 Revd Ben Crick BA CF, and Mrs Joanna (Goodwin) Crick
 <ben.crick at>
 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK)

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