|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on October 19, 2015 at 5:15 PM|
It's and Its.
Don’t mix these up!!
IT'S – the apostrophe is used here to indicate a contracted form. It's used as a shortened form of ‘it is’ or ‘it has’.
However, we can see the difference between the two in the following example:
When not to use the apostrophe?
ITS – this form indicates a possessive in the sense that something belongs to the word which follows. So the ‘its’ on ‘its right place’ above indicates that the place ‘belongs’ to it.
Spot the errors here
Think about the meaning of this last example.
Would you ever see:
So why should we ever write:
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