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    The subtitle of the biology forum reads "Life and it's functions..."

    It should be "Life and its functions..."

    Funny how spelling mistakes can live on for years right in front of everyone's eyes. It guess it's one of those things that no one ever reads. Maybe you should remove it altogether. :wink:


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    I pointed that out some time ago.


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    I noticed that but didn't think it was worth worrying about. That error is common enough that it will probably be standard spelling some day.

    Actually any genitive formed by adding "'s" is a misspelling, or was until the error was made often enough to become standard.

    In the 16th century, we had two ways of forming a genitive - adding an s (with no apostrophe) or what was called the his-genitive. You could say "the Kings court" or "the King his court" and it would mean the same. When people wrote "the Kings court" they thought they were contracting "the King his court" so added the apostrophe. The stupid thing was they did it for feminine and neuter words too, like "the Queen's court" even though nobody would have said "the Queen his court."
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    Science-Fiction and Non-Fiction
    Asimov to Roddenberry, Vernes to Rand; The discussion about literature, in the form of proza, film and other media
    Found another one, should be Verne for Jules Verne (unless they mean Henri Vernes).
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    it's fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    it's fixed
    Asimov to Roddenberry, Verne to Rand; The discussion about literature, in the form of proza, film and other media.
    So it is :-D.
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    These and others (yet to be discovered) are all ploys to stimulate new threads.... :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    These and others (yet to be discovered) are all ploys to stimulate new threads.... :wink:
    Indeed. I've got some other tricks up my sleeve, don't y'all worry!
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    I can't belive this is a thead for so many reasons
    sorry I was gone so long, there are just to many undereducated people here I did not want to add to the problem but I am going to anyway
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    Well, if you run out of ideas, you either make them up or get really picky. This means that the forum is more or less in check.
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