Friday, January 20, 2012

Teaching Grammar: It's vs Its

Teaching Grammar: It's vs Its.
This one is confusing, because generally, in addition to being used in contractions, an apostrophe indicates ownership, as in "Dad's new car." But, "it's" is actually the short version of "it is" or "it has." "Its" with no apostrophe means belonging to it.
It's = it is
Its = belonging to it
It's important to remember to bring your telephone and its extra battery.

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