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it's and its by andrea_nyc on 30 June 2007 3:55pm
 
I'm trying to write my schoolwork, and decided to look up the grammatical difference between "its" and "it's". Here's what I found:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_man
 
Re: it's and its by kazzzz on 30 June 2007 3:58pm
 
That link's not working.
As far as u know, "it's" is used to replace "it is".
"Its" is used when referring to something someone owns.
 
Re: it's and its by Spursfan on 30 June 2007 3:58pm
 
The way to remember which one you need is that it's is short for it is.
 
Re: it's and its by andrea_nyc on 30 June 2007 3:59pm
 
I don't think the link is working, but wikipedia has a LONG entry on the monty python "it's man". That site has everything...
 
Re: it's and its by andrea_nyc on 30 June 2007 4:01pm
 
Thanks, got it now. Plus a whole history of the it's man too. :)
 
Re: it's and its by tucsonmike on 30 June 2007 4:12pm
 
LOL!
 
Re: it's and its by just-a-shy-girl on 30 June 2007 7:28pm
 
i learnt the difference in english lesson and still know with unit and text it was ! "Gonzo the dog!" there they say that it is ITS buscuit, because he is an animal!
i think it was in my first year learning english...
 
Re: it's and its by Palin_Lover on 30 June 2007 10:42pm
 
Yes, it's means 'it is' and the other its is possessive, absolutely right.
 
Re: it's and its by geordiegirl on 1 July 2007 3:01pm
 
Known in GB occasionally as Greengrocers Apostrophe as you still see signs on stalls advertising "Orange's 20p for 3" and the like. I think my favourite here was "Obo's" - Aubergines
 



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