Monday, 27 October 2008

Do you get confused with ......"Its” and "It's”?

You are not alone. Many more people get confused too. But if you understand the difference between these two words,"it" and "its", then you will always be able to use it correctly.

You must remember that the possessive form of "it" is, "its"

For example you can write

The airlines cancelled its early flight to Mumbai.

We saw a new film but its story is same like the one we saw the last week.

You can notice that

“its" is a possessive pronoun in much the same way as "his" or "her".

So remember

"Its" is a possessive pronoun and will generally appear before a noun (exceptions may arise due to certain sentence constructions)

On the other hand

"It's" is a contraction of "it is" or "it has"

Its place in the sentence will always be replaceable by one of the two full forms.

For example

It's really very thoughtful of you

It's a wonder to me she comes along as well as she does.

So you see that

In these sentences, replacing "it's" with "it is" does not change the meaning of the sentence.

Would you like to write few more sentences with these words and explore the difference so that you are never confused again? Maybe you could read a magazine and see these words there and learn the difference.

I am sure you will never be confused again. Never ever

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