[Humanist] 23.643 "their" not "they're"
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 643.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 09:41:44 +0100
From: Guido Milanese <guido.milanese at unicatt.it>
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.640 "their" not "they're"
In-Reply-To: <20100218133704.B45DE4C123 at woodward.joyent.us>
As a native speaker of another language, not of English, I notice this
kind of "confusions" quite often, probably because being a foreigner I
read English a bit slower than a native speaker. One among these
frequent mistakes impresses me as being probably a real mistake: -its-
versus -it's-, for example
it's most important feature is...
This is quite common also in the documentation of computer programmes.
It may be worth a little research, if not already done.
Guido Milanese - Professor of Latin
The Catholic University, Milan and Brescia, Italy
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