Friday, August 20, 2010

Grammar Rules: Its vs It's

Ever see someone trying to possess an action? "Its going to work!" Or trying to action a possession? "It's mine!" These are common mistakes, and it's sometimes hard to spot when we make them.

Its (no apostrophe):
Possessive pronoun

Time to read its ingredients
Its not hers.
That book--its his, right?
Without its kittens, the cat is lost.

It's (apostrophe):
Contraction for "it is."

It's ugly!
Wow, it's going to actually work.
When it's working, it sings.
It's hard to find my house.

Authors/writers: Make sure you're on my list of authors!

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