#amwriting: genitives and possessives: who’s, whose, its, it’s

Well, now that’s cleared up. Thank you so much for this post. Though I seldom struggle with this issue, it does occasionally pop up, and I have read many books that had these used incorrectly. Reblogged from https://conniejjasperson.com

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

A casual remark in the comments on Monday’s post on two commonly misused pronouns, ‘that’ and ‘which,’ brought up this subject–the proper use of possessives and genitives. On the surface, it seems simple, but it can be complicated, so we are going to revisit a post from 2016 on this subject.

Most people understand that apostrophes can denote possession (and I’m not talking demonic here), or they can indicate a contraction.

Things to remember:

  1. Who’s is the contraction of “who is” or, less commonly, “who has.”
  2. Whose is the possessive of “who” or, somewhat controversially, “which.”
  3. Their(s) is the possessive of “they.” (They’re proud to own it, it’s theirs, and it’s not there.)
  4. Its is the possessive of “it,” and “it’s” is a contraction of it is. Note that for both they and it, there is no apostrophe in the possessive form. We will get…

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Is That Crazy Enough For Ya?

I remember reading “The Valley of the Dolls,” and then seeing the movie in which actress Patty Duke won an Oscar for her portrayal of Neely O’Hara. It was heart-breaking yet believable. Sometimes the theme song, sung by Dionne Warwick, still plays in my head as I work on my current WIP. Unfortunately, I feel that in some respects, as women and society, we have gone too far in the other direction: toward female superiority. We need to be comfortable with equality. Reblogged from https://writenook.wordpress.com

The Write Nook

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In the ‘60s and ‘70s, women in literature were portrayed far differently than they are today. With today’s image of women, characters like Katniss Everdeen, Lisbeth Salander, Lucy Pevensie, Hermione Granger are some of our generation’s role models. They are praised for their strong will, independence, and successes. Prior to the creation of these characters, readers were often exposed to a different side of women: the crazy side.

Beware, there will be spoilers!

The first book we have is Valley of the Dolls by Jaqueline Susann. With this tale that follows the lives of three women, who are also dear friends of one another, one character truly stood out the most: Neely O’Hara. Her actions made me want to rip my hair out, shake some sense into her, and most of all throw my book across the room. She stands as one of the prime examples of how women…

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Adjectives To Describe Flavors And Aromas

What a great infographic! Love the color wheel and easy-to-follow divisions. Reblogged from https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com. Tried to pin to my writing helps board at Pinterest but the button went away when I moved my cursor on it.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Stuck for the right word to describe a flavor or aroma? Author Margo Bond Collins recently shared on Facebook this wonderful infographic that promises to help! I’m not quite sure where I’ll use alliaceous or enzymatic but there are enough adjectives here to satisfy even the harshest (alkaline, caustic) of critics.

Flavors and Aromas | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Source: Margo Bond Collins

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