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PostSubject: 'It's' and 'Its'   Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:45 am

Hello everyone,

In this lesson I will be running through the use of two very common words, 'It's' and 'Its'.

It's - this word is the contraction of the words it is. It's normally used (see the use there? Smile) to describe something but it also has other uses as well which I won't run into. For example, 'I think it's lovely.' If we were to use the longer form then it would be, 'I think it is lovely.'

Its - this word is used to indicate the possessiveness for the word 'it'. For example, 'The cat likes to scratch its tail.' The reason why we use 'its' is because it stops us from getting confused with 'it's'.




Some common mistakes that are made:

=> Using the wrong word. For example, 'The cat likes to scratch it's tail.' That would be wrong because if we were to say it without the contraction then it would be, 'The cat likes to scratch it is tail.'
=> Not knowing the difference between them.




Thanks for reading! Very Happy

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