Monday, September 3, 2007

Grammar: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them (Part 20: Its/It's Error)

For my last grammar series entry, I present you with my pet peeve: the its/it's error. "Its" is a possessive pronoun. "It's" is a contraction for "it is."

Don't confuse it's with its. It's is a contraction for it is. Its is the possessive. If you're having problems, replace the form of its you're using with it is. If it doesn't fit, use the other form of it's.
It's a smart cat that tolerates its humans.

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