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    Question is vs it's?

    hi, sometimes I don't know if I should used 'is' or 'it's'. Any key, for future references?


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    Re: is vs it's?

    Quote Originally Posted by saeta View Post
    hi, sometimes I don't know if I should used 'is' or 'it's'. Any key, for future references?
    Give some examples where you are undecided.


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    Question Re: is vs it's?

    ok so for instance,

    "the computer it's/is made of"


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    Re: is vs it's?

    Quote Originally Posted by saeta View Post
    ok so for instance,

    "the computer it's/is made of"
    *The computer it is made of X.

    In the above sentence, if you think 'it' is needed, what do you think 'it' refers to?

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    Re: is vs it's?

    Quote Originally Posted by saeta View Post
    ok so for instance,

    "the computer it's/is made of"
    "It's" means 'It is'. It's a pronoun plus a verb. "is" is a verb.
    In "the computer it's/is made of ..." you already have a subject "the computer". You don't need "it".
    "The computer is made of ... "

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