"it's" vs "its"

The dog ate from ___ food dish and drank from ___ water dish.

  • it's

    Votes: 26 11.7%
  • its

    Votes: 197 88.3%

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RonBee

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Which one is right?
 

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

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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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Hello there :-D

I think the answer is Its

am I correct :roll:

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

:)
 

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"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!
B.
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Personal pronouns that take the form of possessives do not take apostrophes.
theirs
hers
his
its
ours
No apostrophes!

Of course, nouns (not pronouns!) do take an apostrophe when taking the possessive form.

Simple, isn't it?

:)
 

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Thanks a ton!
"The more you know, the more you know there's more to know."-
This is begining to remind me what I don't know /(remember).
Again, THANKS.
B.
 

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Ron Bee,
...forgot the "ends in 's'" conundrum too.God, I must have been smart at some point!
Thanks again,
B.
 

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Personal pronouns that take the form of possessives do not take apostrophes.
theirs
hers
his
its
ours
No apostrophes!

Of course, nouns (not pronouns!) do take an apostrophe when taking the possessive form.

Simple, isn't it?

:)



Thanks for great information:-D
 

Tdol

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Faruk, is this a correct sentence?

The dog ate from it is food dish and drank from it is water dish.

;-)
 

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one answer was "its is right." I think the word right is the wrong one to use. Correct would be a more appropriate word. Am I correct in that assumption?
 

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one answer was "its is right." I think the word right is the wrong one to use. Correct would be a more appropriate word. Am I correct in that assumption?
But "its" is right.

:)
 
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