Friday, November 29, 2013

A Man Possessed

Why the apostrophe and the s following Taylor in the second clause? We could have made do with "Taylor made two..."

Without delving too deep into grammatical jargon, let me point out that the noun, Tyshawn Taylor, initiated the action and should be in the nominative case. It's written in the possessive case, which would have been appropriate if it were showing ownership.

In the sentence that follows, Taylor is in the nominative case and Taylor's is in the possessive case.

Taylor made two free throws, and Taylor's two free throws clinched the victory.

Now that you possess this knowledge, I nominate you to spread the word about the "best case" scenario.

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