Looking for the best way to translate an idiom
jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Mon Dec 15 07:33:11 CET 2008
I V wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Dec 2008 21:08:33 -0800, James Stroud wrote:
>> Yes. I think it was the British who decided that the apostrophe rule for
>> "it" would be reversed from normal usage relative to just about every
>> other noun. I'm not sure the purpose--maybe it was to give compulsive
>> proofreaders a raison d'etre.
> It's because "it" is a pronoun; you don't put an apostrophe in "his,"
Its called humor.
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