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28 December 2010
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I see what she means, but you're right, Mrs. M -- it's and its are two different words that get completely abused and misused.

I think she's right though. I look at the world and I notice it's (it is ) turning = I see the world revolving.

I look at the world and I notice its turning -- that to me just means the same thing, though now the turning belongs to the world, if that makes sense. He's just placed ownership on the action.

Three sites I've looked at say he's using "it's" in that verse, but I don't think there's any need to make Mith the English teacher do any extra work. She knows what she's talking about, and it seems to me that both its and it's work fine either way. :)

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
28 December 2010
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That's kind of what I mean: it's ambiguous. Either one works-- it's just that I wondered how many people perceive each way. It's like the young woman/old woman picture.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

That's kind of what I mean: it's ambiguous. Either one works-- it's just that I wondered how many people perceive each way. It's like the young woman/old woman picture.

What Picture do you mean?


As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

28 December 2010
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If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

28 December 2010
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It Shows Fine. She looks Mid-20's to me.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

28 December 2010
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It's an old woman and a young woman. There's a splotch that can be either an ear or an eye. If it's an eye, it's an old woman. If it's an ear, it's a young woman.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

29 December 2010
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The young woman is looking away from you; the old woman is in a profile view.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
29 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:


They're not. Just trust me.
 

It's = it is.

Its = belonging to it. 

See the difference? 

Feel free to print it out, copy it 500 times, and pass out copies to anyone who abuses this rule. 


I know the difference between a pronoun + verb be in Present tense and a possessive adjective. Trust me.
 

I'm on vacation and I'm not explaining why to me, both sentences mean the same, and if there's any difference, I don't want to know it, because if I think in English grammar or English rules, my head hurts. Until I go back to school, I don't care.

 

And I don't want to sound mean. It's my job. My last shift was from work from 8am to 2pm and from 5pm to 6.30 and from 7.30 to 9pm. So not thinking about how English works is part of my vacations time. When I go to the movies, I always try to learn new words. Today, I just watched the movie.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
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I used to think that "Bohemian Rhapsody" was about a mother who was a serial killer.a-hard-days-night-george-4

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29 December 2010
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Getting Better said:

 I used to think that "I Am The Walrus" was about a Walrus searching for her sona-hard-days-night-john-5, until i realized it probably isn`t about anything in particular


You just made my dinnertime, my friend. a-hard-days-night-george-7

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Dear Prudence said:

I used to think that "Bohemian Rhapsody" was about a mother who was a serial killer.a-hard-days-night-george-4


*zig* LOL!!! a-hard-days-night-paul-11
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mithveaen said:

 My last shift was from work from 8am to 2pm and from 5pm to 6.30 and from 7.30 to 9pm. So not thinking about how English works is part of my vacations time. When I go to the movies, I always try to learn new words. Today, I just watched the movie.


If I had a nickel for every time time I "just watched the movie", I would (baby) be e a rich man. a-hard-days-night-george-1

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30 December 2010
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LOL!! Thanks Zig mal-evans

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Dear Prudence said:

I used to think that "Bohemian Rhapsody" was about a mother who was a serial killer.a-hard-days-night-george-4


I tried to work out whether mother had just killed a man, or the son was confessing to having just killed a man. On reflection, the meaning is obvious.
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

OK. This isn't a "weird interpretation," but it is sort of on topic, so I will post it. (Ooh, that sounds like a T-shirt. Front: "If it's on-topic, I will post it." Back: "Heck, I'll post it even if it's not on topic." Underneath lettering on both sides: "Brought to You by the Beatles Bible Fab Forum")

In the second verse of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," there's a line. I always interpret it this way:

"I look at the world and I notice its turning." This means "I look at the world and notice the turning of the world."

But it can also be interpreted this way:

"I look at the world and I notice it's turning." Now, this might look exactly the same to all the people who frequently commit the vile atrocity of using "it's" to indicate possession or using "its" to indicate "it is." But it isn't. The above ("I notice its turning") is possessive. This ("I notice it's turning") is not. It means "I look at the world and I acknowledge that it turns." 

How do you guys interpret it? 

 

*1+(1+1)* 


I have always interpretated it as "I realise it is turning". Though, to be honest, they are the same thing.

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30 December 2010
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And My Take. Why Does It MATTER

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

30 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

And My Take. Why Does It MATTER


It doesn't, but with respect, why post here if not to discuss things?
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30 December 2010
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This is a Beatles forum, Not a forum on grammar in the English language.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

30 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

This is a Beatles forum, Not a forum on grammar in the English language.


You shouldn't have capital letters in the middle of sentences, excluding proper nouns.
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30 December 2010
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Do You Think I Care?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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