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Thread: "it's" vs "its"

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    #41

    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Which one is right?
    It's

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    #42

    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    Quote Originally Posted by luizpellegrino View Post
    It's
    Luiz,

    You can tell whether it's is correct by testing whether you can replace it with "it is" or "it has". Can you do that in either of the blanks?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #43

    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    it's is the correct one.

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    #44

    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    Quote Originally Posted by sharingan View Post
    it's is the correct one.
    Can you replace it's with "it is" or "it has"?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #45

    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    Quote Originally Posted by achat View Post
    Thanks it's information has helped me.
    Can you replace "it's" with "it is" or "it has"? If not, then "it's" is wrong.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #46

    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    "it's" = "it is", similar to "I am" and "He is".
    "its" is similar to "my", "his".
    So, we fill the blank with "its".

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    #47

    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    Obviously its

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    #48

    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    OMG, a well-known "problem" that also many native ESL teachers have in their written English. A little bit of grammar awareness may help:
    1. "its" is a possessive pronoun for inanimate objects/things.
    2. "It's" is a contraction of "it is" and cannot be used where "its" as a possessive pronoun would be appropriate,
    Non-native speakers of English with a certain degree of proficiency in English like me are "grammar-aware" while many native speakers of English, including many (poorly trained) ESL teachers, are not.
    It's time to see that "its" should not be used here as "its" time has not come yet....I am playing with words a bit, and that was before I was taking a my daily glass of Sherry....hicks...hicks..hicks...LOOOL

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