Wednesday, June 21, 2006

It vs It's

Never confuse It with It's

A). Its - is a possessive determiner. (Possessive Pronoun)

Meaning - belonging to or associated with a thing previously mentioned or easily identified.

e.g - Turn the camera on its side.

B). It's - short form for either it is or it has.(Contraction)

e.g - 1). It's my fault. 2). It's been a hot day.

If you have trouble keeping them straight, try remembering this phrase:

Use its like his ; use it's like he's.

1). His tact impressed us. --- He's tactful.
2). Its beauty pleased us. --- It's beautiful.