Possessive pronoun antecedent . . .

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed May 3 12:55:40 UTC 2006

Anymore, I doubt if most teachers regard the possessive-
antecedent construction as ungrammatical.  Still, as a
purely stylistic matter, I just HATE it when students (or
colleagues or publishing scholars) write something like, "In
Lincoln's 'Gettysburg Address' he said . . . ," instead
of "In the [or his] 'Gettysburg Address' Lincoln
said . . . ."


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