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Thread: its'

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
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    When is "its'" used in a sentence i-t-s-', would this sentence be correct. The board created new rules and regulations that we would make our own through its' adoption.

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    Re: its'

    no its'

    Its or It's?
    Its is the possessive pronoun; it modifies a noun.

    It's is a contraction of it is or it has.

    Incorrect: The mother cat carried it's kitten in it's mouth.
    (Possessive pronoun, no apostrophe)
    Correct: The mother cat carried its kitten in its mouth.
    Correct: I think it's going to rain today.
    (Contraction of it is)
    Correct: It's been a very long time.
    (Contraction of it has)


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