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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Prolific Pronouns

Look closely at issues about possession, shown in the use of possessive pronouns. Rewrite: "I kneel at my herb garden, with my seeds, and pour out my fertilizer, taking my time." Now try it without so much ownership: "I kneel at my herb garden, with seeds, and pour out the fertilizer, taking my time."


Anonymous said...

I don't get it? it IS MY garden and MY seeds... what's wrong with pride in ownership?

The Grammar Anarchist said...

It may be your garden, but "your" seeds? Did you create them? My point exactly!