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It’s and its – still lost?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Grammar, Puctuation, Words | 0 comments

Have these words confused you since grade school? You’re not the only one – these are two of the most incorrectly used words in English. Let’s sort them out and get them right every time. It’s = it is or it has – that’s it, period. It’s (it is) tasty or it’s (it has) been a long time. Its shows ownership; it is possessive. The city’s metro system includes its subway. *Remember: Use it’s only as the contraction for it is or it has. (You could always use it is or it has instead of it’s; then simply use its for...

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