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    "it's" vs "its"

    Which one is right?

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    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    Maybe they are greedier, but British dogs tend to eat and drink from bowls.

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    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Maybe they are greedier, but British dogs tend to eat and drink from bowls.
    I think it amounts to the same thing.

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    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    Hello there

    I think the answer is Its

    am I correct

    thought my level is an upper Intermediate, but i think my English is not pretty good at all & my grammar as well . So , could you please tell me the answer

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    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    The word "its" is a possessive. "It's" is a contraction.


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    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    "It's" is the contraction, "Its" is the possessive; my question is..."does the possessive need an apostrophe such as Its'?........I'm having a Gray moment!!!
    p.s.-I've been asked to proofread a book, I may need to re-think my decision to do so!
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    #7

    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    I think its is correct


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    It's "its"
    I'm right

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    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    Its is the right answer.

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    #10

    Re: "it's" vs "its"

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Which one is right?
    A very simple "rule of thumb" to follow for this is the following: If, when reading out the question, you can say "it is" then the one you would use is it's. If, when reading out the question, you can not say "it is" and have the sentence make sense, then you use its.

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