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    Default Re: Its or It's?

    Quote Originally Posted by aru123423 View Post
    what the difference bet Its or It's
    Quote Originally Posted by Niskelton View Post
    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
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    Remember - The possessive it has lost its apostrophe
    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.
    It's = short form "it is/has"
    It is/'s a lovely town.
    Its= possessive
    The cat burned its tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What's the difference?
    Its is used as a possessive pronoun while It's is an abbreviated form of It is.

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    Default Re: Its or It's?

    Its - possessive adjective or possessive pronoun

    Ex. This is my dog. Its tail is short. [ -possessive adjective ]
    The tail is its [ of the dog. ] - [ possessive pronoun ]

    It`s - it is the short form for it is or it has

    Ex. It`s a long journey. - it is...
    It`s been long since I last saw you. -it has been....

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    It's been a hard days night..

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    "It's" is a correct word to use it's a lovely town.its a lovely town is wrong.
    It's means it is or it has





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    "It's" is a correct word to use "it's a lovely town". but "its a lovely town" is wrong.it's means it is or it has

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