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I'm confused with these a bit.
"it's" = it is?
"its" = belonging to it?
MS Word only adds to the confusion.
"it's" is an abbreviation of "it is"
"It's" is the possesive i.e the object belongs to it
you have it spot on already
'so wrong it's right' stage as the gold shoes alcxxk was bumming.
So that makes me really cool and stuff.
You may fault my grammar, but you cannot fault my logic...
I have mad logixxx skills.
telling someone they're wrong is one thing.
repeatedly treating them like they're the dumbest person to have ever existed is another.
CALM DOWN EVERYONE!!!1
wtf do they teach you in scotland?
being ignorant is one thing.
Foisting ignorance upon others is pretty inexcusable.
I'll try harder next time.
It's just the red mist descending. I have to correct this mistake so many times... Sorry, I was a dick and I'm sorry.
I thought you were exaggerating for comic effect, or something.
Apostrophe usage means more to me THAN LIFE ITSELF.
Am I kidding?
LOOK INTO MY EYES.
'Its' is a word and is used in the same context as 'his', 'hers' and 'their'.
Wrighty was right.
No-one had pointed it out yet
and it'd sat in another window for a while, so I didn't read any of the other replies before I submitted mine.
I'm an English teacher and a significant part of my life is spent correcting this and drilling it into people head.
Think of 'its' being like 'his' - neither has an apostrophe and both are (theoretically) interchangable
The dog ate his bone
The dog ate its bone
Done, and done.
oh the irony....
Why did I out myself as an English teacher?
you've got it exactly right. examples:
when its merits are debated..