24 November 2009

daybreak -
each clump of grass
has its shadow

6 comments:

Devika said...

Yes, every blade of grass should,

Good one, David :)

wishes,
devika

Devika said...

has *its* shadow, -- no?

devika

Dave Serjeant said...

alternate version:

daybreak -
with every clump of grass
it's shadow

can't decide which one I prefer

Devika said...

it works either way for me too, David....can't decide so well...but i perfer the first itself, i think

i was asking about the need for that apostrophe there...in 'its',

wishes,
devika

Dave Serjeant said...

Hi Devika - thanks for that. I looked into the possessive apostrophe and I think you can go either way - with or without, but I will concede as the prevailing view seems to be without. My mother would have probably disagreed with you, though.

Ha ha! its it is (or its it's)

Devika said...

Yeah, I understand...its hard for them to agree, if they believe otherwise....

But I wonder, our British English schools have taught it to be without....And now its a common practice to use the apostrophe -- I was trying to clarify,

anyway...it's as it is :)

wishes,
devika

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