When to use it’s and its

Dang. This made me smile.πŸ™‚ It’s not as amusing though when I see this in the work that I edit. This is one of the most annoying grammar mistakes ever.

Once and for all:

It’s – short for it is or it has
Its – shows possession like his or her

To expound:

Better yet, don’t write “it’s.” Write the full version. If you cannot use “it is” because the sentence does not make sense, then use “its.”πŸ™‚

Source:Β  http://www.grammar-monster.com/mobile/easily_confused/its_its.htm

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