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Willbyr MOD
11th Sep, 2019 08:39:12 AM

"Moreso" technically is incorrect; it's one of those things that works in some situations and not in others. In the example you linked, I'd've gone with "more so". I haven't the foggiest idea how "its" isn't a word; that's the whole point of the "its vs. it's" problem. Can you provide a link to that?

Edited by Willbyr
11th Sep, 2019 08:59:42 AM

Its/it's is already grounds for a talking to.

11th Sep, 2019 09:24:04 AM

No? I feel like you're cherry-picking their edits. Going down their history, here is the first edit concerning it's/its, correcting its use by changing "an episode covering it's history" to "an episode covering its history".

11th Sep, 2019 09:42:22 AM

Okay, it seems I've gotten mlsmithca confused with another Troper on the "its" problem. I'm very sorry about that.

That said, should they maybe get a rudeness notifier?

11th Sep, 2019 10:37:57 AM

Perhaps. Those edit reasons are a tad snippy.

11th Sep, 2019 11:54:31 AM

I'll cop to, and apologise for, snippy edit reasons, but spelling "more so" as one word is rampant on the wiki, and, as Willbyr says, it's technically incorrect. Honestly, it just gets wearying finding yet more instances of it, hence the snippy edit reason.

And "its" is most definitely a word - a possessive determiner meaning "belonging to it". "It's" is a contraction of "it is" or "it has", but is all too often misused in place of "its". And "its'", with the apostrophe after the "s", is not a proper word, yet is also commonly misused instead of "its".

General rule of thumb: replace "it's" in a sentence with "it is" or "it has". Does it make sense? If so, "it's" is correct, and if not, "its" is more likely correct.

Edited by mlsmithca
11th Sep, 2019 12:59:09 PM

Right—again, apologies for confusing you with someone else.

11th Sep, 2019 01:19:42 PM

No apology needed. :)


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