Q: "It's" as the possessive?

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon Aug 10 23:50:06 UTC 2009

On Aug 10, 2009, at 12:35 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

>> Interestingly, it's use as a possessive is clearly on the rise
>> again: I see it everywhere.

the structural pressure for the spelling "it's" is enormous.  i doubt
that this spelling is really recently on the rise -- only that some
people have recently attended to it.


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