Tuesday, June 05, 2012

More on the Its vs. It's Confusion

It hasn't even been a month since I last posted about this.....

1. Corn subsidies have lowered the price of corn and it's sweetener, extract-high fructose corn syrup....

2. You are likely to spend more on your house and it's financing……

3. Company X has maintained it's standards despite the challenges though.

4. The cost to carry insurance for employees has to find it's way into the CPI….

5. …. contrary to notions that manufacturing is running with it's tail high.

6. You know that Policy X and it's huge impacts….

7. …over 50% of it's weighting comes....


At 6/05/2012 2:12 PM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

Aw crap...I think I am the violator in Number 1. I shall have myself flogged at once.

At 6/05/2012 2:19 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

I am thankful that it's only "its" that is being flagged, so far.

At 6/05/2012 2:21 PM, Blogger morganovich said...

ok, you got me this time.

man, months and months without a bust, and back to 0 days without butchering this.


it's not even that i do not know the rule, i just type like a ferret with Parkinson's wearing mittens.

now less and fewer, that's one for which there is no excuse.

and if one more person misuses "begs the question" i just don;t know.

like jon, i do not take umbrage at mark's attempts to maintain grammatical standards. it's a good idea and much needed. keep up the good fight.

At 6/05/2012 2:52 PM, Blogger Pulverized Concepts said...

You've got your obsession, I've got mine, the growing misuse of "begging the question".

At 6/05/2012 3:17 PM, Blogger morganovich said...


as i said above, me too.

wow. absolutely no one knows what that actually means anymore.

for those unclear, begs the question is a form of logical fallacy. it does NOT mean "leads one to ask the question" or anything even similar.

it refers to a type of logical fallacy in which one assumes ones own premise and treats the initial premise as proven without offering proof.

a simple example might be "he is smart because he is clever".

in reference to the other post, i would happily throw spelling under the bus if we could replace it with formal logic.

At 6/05/2012 4:35 PM, Blogger Regan said...

Still, "you and me" vs "you and I" is the one that sends me into a blind rage. I can't believe that I have to explain to grown people that sometimes "you and me" is correct.

That goes for all variations where the wrong case is used. The other day a friend told me, "Todd rode to the festival with Steve and I." I wanted knock him over the head with an English textbook.

At 6/06/2012 1:22 AM, Blogger Jason said...

English should just go completely analytical.


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