Python is better than free (was Re: GNU wars again)
Christopher A. Craig
com-nospam at ccraig.org
Fri Oct 5 14:33:50 CEST 2001
"Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> writes:
> BTW, doesn't this look fishy to you (s/Peters/Holden/)?:
> Nope. If Steve were married, you would write about his and his wife's
> home (assuming they lived together) as the Holden's home. Since (and
> how could it be else) there is only one Steve, you should write about
> Steve Holden' way of thinking.
This doesn't negate the fact that Steve was correct. Names ending in
"s" are a special case for apostrophe rules.
> When I was about 12, a teacher said Peter's or Peters's was acceptable for
> the singular possessive (I stuck with Peters's), and Peterses' for the
> plural (I stuck with Peters', and got extra credit later <wink>).
What you were told by you teacher seems far more fishy. Try
When I was about 12, a teacher said Chri's or Chris's was
acceptable for the singular possessive (I stuck with Chris's), and
Chrises' for the plural (I stuck with Chris', and got extra credit
Christopher A. Craig <com-nospam at ccraig.org>
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