Q: "It's" as the possessive?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Aug 11 16:54:18 UTC 2009

At 9:33 AM -0700 8/11/09, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>On Aug 11, 2009, at 8:52 AM, Larry Horn wrote:
>>At 7:22 AM -0700 8/11/09, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>>>... once again, let me recommend that people with questions on
>>>usage and the history of prescriptions on points of usage start by
>>>looking at MWDEU.  it doesn't have everything you might want, but it
>>>has a lot.
>>Thanks for the reminder; I'm finally joining the club.  Just ordered
>>my own copy from amazon, where one can read the glowing review
>>provided by the first "reader", some guy named Geoffrey K. Pullum.
>ah, then you've ordered MWCDEU (2002), the "concise" DEU (in
>paperback).  i've been quoting from MWDEU (1989), the hardback
>original.  the relationship between the two is complex: MWCDEU is,
>yes, abridged, but it also has some new material in it.
No, the one I ordered is the hardcover, not the concise; that's the
same one that features Geoff's review.


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