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    Conversation: Where do you think you are going?

    Hello,

    Which of the following sentences is the best response for the above question?

    A: Where do you think you are going?
    B: ...

    a) I'm going to finish it here in 15 minutes.
    b) I'm thinking whether I should go to school.
    c) I'm going to go by bus.
    d) It's nothing to do with you.

    I would choose d). But it sounds a bit unnatural to me. Is "'s" "has"? I would say "It's got nothing to do with you." I thought if "has" is the man verb, you can't shorten it. Am I wrong?

    Best regards,

    Nawee

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    Re: Conversation: Where do you think you are going?

    It's can be either 'it is' or 'it has' in informal speech and writing.

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    Re: Conversation: Where do you think you are going?

    Well, there's a surprising thing. Until today, I never considered that "It's nothing to do with you" could be anything other than "It is nothing to do with you". It had never occurred to me that it might be "It has nothing to do with you". That might be because if I were to use "has" in that sentence, I would say "It's got nothing to do with you", where "It's got" means "It has got".

    I am one of those native speakers who rarely uses "to have" after "It". I almost always say "It's got".

    That doesn't explain why I'd never even considered "It has nothing to do with you" to be the full version of "It's nothing to do with you".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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