It's vs. Its

September 13, 2019

When should you use the apostrophe with this word? It does confuse a lot of people. I notice it on billboards, menus, social media posts, blog posts, etc. Misplacement of the apostrophe is a common mistake.

 

 

 

 With the apostrophe, the word means "it is" or "it has." September brings in pumpkin-season, and it's almost time to carve jack-o-lanterns! (Here, it's means "it is.")

 

Without the apostrophe, the word shows that an inanimate or gender-neutral object possesses something. Each pumpkin has its face carved into a grin.

 

So, I hope that pesky little punctuation mark isn't as much of a nuisance to you, and you'll forever be able to tell the difference between "it's" and "its" in all writing and correspondence. 

 

Cheers,

J.

 

 

 

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