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    -The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
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    Does its' exist in English? To be honest with you, I donít know what's the purpose of comma after the possessive pronoun. This is the first time I have seen that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post



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    Does its' exist in English? To be honest with you, I don’t know what's the purpose of comma the apostrophe after the possessive pronoun is. This is the first time I have seen that.


    Thank you,

    That's incorrect. "It" is always singular. You can have "its" or "it's". In the example you gave it should also be "head", not "heads". It's an apostrophe, not a comma.

    The position of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    When I saw the title of this thread I assumed it was about tossing a coin. When a coin is tossed, one person calls "heads" and the other "tails". If the coin lands head-side up it's very common for someone to exclaim, "It's heads!".

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    Wonderful and thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    When I saw the title of this thread I assumed it was about tossing a coin. When a coin is tossed, one person calls "heads" and the other "tails". If the coin lands head-side up it's very common for someone to exclaim, "It's heads!".

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    Additionally, "Coin Toss: used in soccer to determine which team will kick off and in which direction."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    Wonderful and thank you.




    Additionally, "Coin Toss: used in soccer to determine which team will kick off and in which direction."
    More: Coin Toss – Definition of the Soccer Term Coin Toss
    In American football, too. The winner of the opening coin toss can decide to receive the ball first, to defend a certain end of the field (this matters for kicking when the wind is strong), or to defer such choice until the beginning of the second half. If deferred, the loser of the coin toss decides for the first half.

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