Not all of us have time to read long posts, and not all of us have time to write them :) so let’s keep today’s tip quick and easy: What is the difference between “It’s” and “Its”?
- “It’s” is the contraction of “it is.”
- “Its” (no apostrophe) is the possessive form of “it.” They are easy to mix up and a common error.
Examples of “it’s”…
The sentence “It is snowing outside…” is the same as saying “It’s snowing outside…”
The sentence “It is Thursday today…” is the same as saying “It’s Thursday today…”
Example of “its”
My car needs repairs. It’s bumper is about to fall off. (The car possesses a bumper that is about to fall off!)
The neighbor’s dog keeps me up all night. It’s loud barking is startling at 2 AM. (The dog possesses a loud bark.)
So, is this sign correct below?