Mine's (again)

ronbutters at AOL.COM ronbutters at AOL.COM
Thu Jan 17 16:30:31 UTC 2008

Yes, one can! Which is why one needs the apostrophe (in answer to Dennis Preston's question).

What evidence is there that people actually use "mine's" any other way? I.e., I doubt that anyone would answer, "Neither, it's mine's" to the question, "Is that Tom's football or Ann's?"

Original Message

LanD Liu wrote:
If you can say that, then you should be able to say, his's, hers's, yours's, its's, ours's, and theirs's.

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