Friday, March 16, 2007

"Their" not looking forward to "you're" class.

"I really need to make something clear," announces my Legal Research & Writing Professor.  "You guys are law students.  I should not be seeing poor grammar in your briefs.  So let's review some basics."

We all hated her.

"They're means they are.  Their is possessive," she went on.  "Oh and let's not forget to cover this gem: It's and Its."  She wrote both words on the chalkboard and underlined them several times.  "It's means it is.  Its is possessive.  To emphasize this, let me just say that I should NEVER EVER see Its' with the apostrophe after the S used ANYWHERE EVER."

She continued underlining to make her point, then turned to look at us condescendingly.

"Unless all the Its want to own something," I muttered from the middle row.

Amid snickers from my classmates, she glared at me and dismissed the class.

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