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A grammar question

May 5, 2015

The word one can be a pronoun, right? As in “One tries one’s best.” But here is my question. None of the other pronouns when used adjectivally as possessives has an apostrophe: my, your, his, her, its, our, their; and the noun forms mine, yours, his, hers, its (rarely used in this sense), ours and theirs also don’t have apostrophes.

But one’s does have an apostrophe, as in the example above. Why? That is my grammar question for the day.

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