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    it's a huge estate. it's= it is

    its perimeter measures over 1000 miles. its= no abreavieation.

    is this correct.

    i am sorry to ask again but i am struggling to understand the differance.

    thank you very much

    sally-jo.

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    You are correct.

    It's = It is

    Its = belongs to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinna
    it's a huge estate. it's= it is
    its perimeter measures over 1000 miles. its= no abreavieation.
    is this correct.
    i am sorry to ask again but i am struggling to understand the differance.
    thank you very much
    sally-jo.

    it`s = it is [impersonal pronoun and verb "be", 3rd person singular]

    its - belongs to it [ as Mykwyner already explained]
    its - personal pronoun, 3rd person, singular in the genitive case.

    another example:

    It`s [ It is ]a nice dog. Its [ the dog`s] tail is short.

    Regards,

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    Default Re: it's and its

    Hi Sally joe, yes you`re right.

    It`s is a contraction of It is


    Its is a posessive

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    thank you so much this is realy clear now.

    sally-jo

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