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    Thumbs up clearing something up

    it's his money personal pronoun so use apstrophe in it's


    its a CD not personal pronoun so no apstrophe.

    is this statemant true.

    thank you

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    Default Re: clearing something up

    Quote Originally Posted by shinna
    it's his money personal pronoun so use apstrophe in it's


    its a CD not personal pronoun so no apstrophe.

    is this statemant true.

    thank you

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    Not exactly, I'm afraid...
    The first example: It's his money: 'It's' is a contraction for It is, hence the apostrophe, It - a personal pronoun, is - a verb, It's - the contracted form, the presesnce of the possessive his has nothing to do with it.

    It's a CD requires an apostrophe for exactly the same reason...

    Its, without an apostrophe, is a pssessive of it, just like in the following example:

    It's a huge estate; its perimeter measures over 100 miles.

    Hope the above helps.

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    Tomasz

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