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    Default Contractions - it is - it's

    Hi,

    "It's" is a contraction for "it is".
    Can "it's" be also used as a contraction
    for "it has" or "it was"?

    For example: "It's been nice meeting you."
    Here, does "it's" mean "it has".

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Contractions - it is - it's

    Yes. That's correct.

    It's been ~ It has been
    It's eaten ~ It has eaten

    Note, you'll know -'s represents "has" when the verb is a past participle.

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