Whose pronoun is it anyway?

Even the notoriously smarty pants "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" (and I say that with affection and admiration) makes a mistake that bedevils many of us. In a caption promoting Friday night’s story about Sarah Palin’s interview, the "Countdown" crew on MSNBC mixed up whose (possessive) and who’s (contraction for "who is").

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We have only one rule to remember: Possessive pronouns never use an apostrophe.

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