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Greedy Words

Possessive pronouns get around these greedy words grab all
though thy words will be just thine, wherever they may fall.
But whether  yours, or theirs, or ours, or mine, or hers, or his
be careful with apostrophes or those you may just miss.
For its, when written thus as - it’s  takes on a different rule
it s two entirely different words or so they said at school.

But what about the plural game what was it that we learned
what pens belong to who or whom where boys’ pens are concerned
The boy’s pen surely is just his, boys’ pens are quite a few.
Boys’ pen, however, shared around would make them wait in queue!
This plural game can’t get must worse?  I wish that this were true
For if the item ends in -s  there’s more that we must do.
The boss’ book is his alone, where did the last -s go
But what if bosses own the book…. it’s time for me to go!

Ivor G Davies

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