[Ads-l] The question of the ages

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 1 13:03:13 EST 2017

"You guys's help" is the preferred form, as long as I'm doing the

(It undoubtedly geezerizes me even further.)

More preferred: "Your help, guys."


On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 6:06 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> "[A] character says, 'I'll need your guys's help.' I have heard this
> before. I have even said this. Why are we not satisfied with 'your guys'
> help'?"
> Another question: why is it that the writer thinks that the "proper"
> formulation of
> "your guys's help"
> is
> "your guys' help"
> and not
> "you guys' help" / "your help"?
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
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> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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