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Thread: Its or It's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Every dog has its day.

    Its day = The day belongs to the dog. (no apostrophe)

    Cas :D

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    Absolutely.

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    so...........
    if the dogs do not have "its" day, but some
    could we use "it's day"?

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    You'd say 'their' for the plural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelord
    so...........
    if the dogs do not have "its" day, but some
    could we use "it's day"?
    The word "it's" is never a possessive. "It's" is a contraction of "it is" or "it has". :wink:

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    thx, Mike~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelord
    thx, Mike~
    You're welcome, Firelord. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    The word "it's" is never a possessive. "It's" is a contraction of "it is" or "it has". :wink:

    Finally, someone who explains it as I do. My students say "It is, its and it's are a bit confusing". I say, " If the word is either possessive or a contraction and the student is really reading the sentence, then you should be able to identify how it is used." Thank you.
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    Last edited by miriamg9; 20-Jun-2005 at 18:13. Reason: I was distracted.

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    Thank you, my reasoning exactly.

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