[Python-Dev] Spelling check: more typos
Wed, 5 Jul 2000 12:15:54 +0200
> > > > Is "s's" as in "the process's exit code" valid English?
> > >
> > > I think yes, because "process" is not a plural; it would be
> > > exit codes".
> > according to the only grammar I found:
> > FORMING THE POSSESSIVE WITH 'S AND '
> > 1.Singular nouns take 's
> > 2.irregular plurals take 's
> > 3.Nouns ending in s (plural or singular) take '
> > > but-then-I'm-a-mathematician-ly y'rs
> > and we're a bunch of non-native english speakers ;-)
> I am a native speaker, and an expert in the fine points of English grammar
> and usage (a necessary qualification for editing the New Hacker's
> Dictionary). Tim's source is correct. Learn these rules; they will
> mark you out from the vast sea of yahoos who (for example) use "it's"
> where "its" is correct.
what rules? the "tim is always correct" rule, or the grammar
rules I quoted?