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Iron Chef: Announcement
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learnedax From: learnedax Date: February 26th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Although the lack of an apostrophe on 'its' seems like a special case, it's actually in line with the class of possessive pronouns: his, hers, theirs, its.

Er, of course hers and theirs decline by subject-object rules, and his and its don't.* It's probably best not to try rationalizing the pronoun system too much, because its forms are rife with irregularity.

*Oddly, when envisioning the potential declension, I found that although it should be grammatically valid my language brain rebels against a sentence like "this is my car, and this garage is its."
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