Using Its

Status
Not open for further replies.

FlorViteri

New member
Joined
Apr 14, 2008
Member Type
Student or Learner
Dear teacher:
Most of the time I feel little confused using "its". Could you please, give some specifics examples.

Thanks,
FlorViteri:up:
 

2006

Banned
Joined
Apr 9, 2007
Member Type
Other
Native Language
English
Home Country
Canada
Current Location
Canada
Dear teacher:
Most of the time I feel little confused using "its". Could you please, give some specifics examples.

Thanks,
FlorViteri:up:
"its" is the possessive form of it.
The dog is licking its paw.
The team wants to win the game for its fans.

it's is the contraction of it is.
It's a long way from here to there.
 

Barb_D

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 12, 2007
Member Type
Other
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Don't feel too bad about being confused. I believe it's the #1 error made by native speakers when it comes to grammar. Just today someone asked me to read something, and that was the error he had made.

People get confused because you say "Tom's" to mean "belonging to Tom," so why not "it's" to mean "belonging to it" -- but don't think of it that way: Think of its like you would his or hers.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top