Why No Apostrophe?

How come the word “hers” doesn’t have an apostrophe if it’s a possessive? Just looking at it it seems like it would be the plural of “her.” Language is weird.



3 thoughts on “Why No Apostrophe?

  1. Nick,

    In English, personal pronouns don’t have apostrophes. That’s just one of the rules of the language…don’t ask it to make sense : )


  2. James: I’m calling shenanigans! Language seems very arbitrary at times; like we haven’t really come that far from Babel.

    Kevin: Exactly! Just don’t ask the CBMW crew to answer that one! ;-)

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