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    yup

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    I think:

    'Its' is a determiner. It means belonging to or connected with a thing, an animal or a baby

    For example,
    Turn the box on its side.
    The dog had hurt its paw.
    The baby threw its food on the floor.

    'It's' is a short form. It may either be it is or it has.

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    This is not strictly a question for Poll as there should be no opinion involved. They are two distinct terms having very different meanings. ' It's ' is the abbreviated form of ' It is ' so is correct in the sentence you presented ' It's a lovely town ' = ' It is a lovely town ' The apostrophe takes the place of the missing letter(s) just as it does in Can't = Cannot Shouldn't = Should not.

    ' Its ' without the apostrophe (pronounced apostroffee) is used to show the possessive - that is - belonging to it. The dog chased its tail. The trouble is that we usually use the apostrophe to denote the possessive - as in ' Jane's bag ' - the bag belonging to Jane - so there is an inclination to think of ' It's ' as denoting the possessive. This then leads to confusion about what do do with Its
    How about something to trigger the memory -
    Remember - The possessive it has lost its apostrophe

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    Quote Originally Posted by christy_st_lai View Post
    I think:

    'Its' is a determiner. It means belonging to or connected with a thing, an animal or a baby

    For example,
    Turn the box on its side.
    The dog had hurt its paw.
    The baby threw its food on the floor.

    'It's' is a short form. It may either be it is or it has.
    You're absolutely right.

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    It's been a long time I didn't write emails ;)

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    Correct to: It's been a long time SINCE I HAVEN'T written any emails.

    When you say, It's been a long time since I have written any e-mails." It's here means "It has."

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    It's
    And thanks a lot :)

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    the true ansewer is : It's a lovely town.

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    Thumbs up Re: Its or It's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What's the difference?
    Its-possessive word

    like; my,your
    Sri lanka is a beautiful country andIts popularity make it as a tourist spot.

    It's-contracted form

    like;It is rainy day.
    It has long tail.

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    Default Its or It's?

    what the difference bet Its or It's

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