Monday, November 24, 2014

ourn/ours: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Monday, November 24, 2014

“Ourn” is dialectical; “ours” is standard English. “Well, shoot!” says Jeb, “That may be the way some folks talk, but it ain’t ourn.”

CORRECTION: Jan Freeman has noted via twitter that “dialectal” would be the correct formation here, not “dialectical.”

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