[Ads-l] The question of the ages

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 30 18:06:50 EST 2016


"[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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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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