"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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binmosa

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The answer has never been ( It's ) .
The correct answer is ( its ) .
 

Majeste

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Yes! (Either "its is right" or "its is the right one".)


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I see, thank you. The reason is that right is not a noun. I can't use "the" article with an adjective. Great! I'm really happy. :)
 

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The dog ate from it's food dish and drank from it's water dish. - wrong
The dog ate from it is food dish and drank from it is water dish. - wrong
The dog ate from its food dish and drank from its water dish. - correct

As you can see it's = it is, and it is makes absolutely no sense here.

Whenever you could write his or her, you have to write its as well.
(If you don't know its gender.)

Cheers!

 

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The dog ate from it's food dish and drank from it's water dish. - wrong
The dog ate from it is food dish and drank from it is water dish. - wrong
The dog ate from its food dish and drank from its water dish. - correct

As you can see it's = it is, and it is makes absolutely no sense here.

Whenever you could write his or her, you have to write its as well.
(If you don't know its gender.)

Cheers!


Thanks it's information has helped me
 

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of course the right answer is "its" because the food dish and water dish are dog (gears)
 

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Its is the right answer.
 
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No teacher.

Yeah, I agree with the guys who say its is the right one.
 

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If you look back through the thread, you'll see that RonBee has confirmed the correct answer several times.
 
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You taught me a lesson on that one, 5jj.
 

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Yep, the answer is "its"....
 

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Clearly "its" :)
 

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"its" is possesive, and "it's" is contraction

so the answer it "its" . . yeas i'm right. .
 

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it's is contracted form of it is and it doesn't make any sense there
 

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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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I think. Both are correct but when I talking to use, I usally use "it's". Because it's easier.
 

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I think. Both are correct but when I talking to use, I usally use "it's". Because it's easier.

Only use it's where you could write it is or it has. If you can't, then it's is always​ wrong.

Since its and it's are pronounced the same, this applies only to written English.
 
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