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Jul 10 2008   11:18PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business – July 10, 2008

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

a. The CIO’s favorite tattoo was yours.
b. The CIO’s favorite tattoo was your’s.

Answer: a


The word “yours” is being used as a possesive pronoun — meaning “belonging to you.” Possessive pronouns do not require apostrophes.

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