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bernie

8th November 2012, 15:40
This thread will run and run!
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rambler

8th November 2012, 15:42
We haven't done the possessive pronoun 'its' yet!
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les40

8th November 2012, 15:43
That will get interesting Rambler
It's a certainty
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aristophanes

8th November 2012, 15:44
Yes, Bullfrog, that's the obvious thing to do, but it's certainly awkward in conversation. You'd usually say something like "Whose team is better, Georgetown's or St. John's", and you can see the inconsistency. You should actually say St. John's's, I think.
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aristophanes

8th November 2012, 15:50
By the way, there actually is a St. John's University with a great basketball team (in the Big East, along with Georgetown) and I often see this irritating apostrophe use in sports columns.
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bobs mum

8th November 2012, 15:52
Or "Which team is better, Georgetown or St. James?"
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bobs mum

8th November 2012, 15:53
Sorry, St John
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bigbadmarty2

8th November 2012, 16:09
I go past this fine building every day and it still looks wrong...
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02051/newcastle_2051468c.jpg
hope the link works !
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aristophanes

8th November 2012, 16:12
It does look wrong, but what a lovely building. Is it one of Inigo Jones's? Or is that Jones'? :)
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chrise

8th November 2012, 16:13
It IS wrong, bbm - St. James' (blah) belongs to more than one St. Jame
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