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    The use of "its"

    Is it wrong to use "its" in this context?

    "My friend says: "If my baby is crying for milk, I would do anything to stop its crying in any place. If you feel disgusted at the view of a nursing mother just don't look. There is nothing obscene about nursing a baby in a public place."

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    Re: The use of "its"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Is it wrong to use "its" in this context?

    "My friend says: "If my baby is crying for milk, I would do anything to stop its crying in any place. If you feel disgusted at the view of a nursing mother just don't look. There is nothing obscene about nursing a baby in a public place."
    Hi, Rachel!

    Her use of "its" is fine. She can also say either "his" or "her," depending.

    Corrections for you to make:

    - Delete the quotation mark before "My."

    - Change "says" to "said."

    - Put a comma after crying.

    - Delete "in."

    - Change "any place" to "anywhere."

    - Change "view" to "sight."

    - Put a comma after "mother."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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