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It’s versus Its

This one is so common, it makes me wonder if anyone actually gets taught the difference between them by any educator they’ve encountered since Grade 1.

It’s is a contraction of “It is”. Use it in casual writing; e.g. It’s a great day.

Its is a possessive pronoun. Example: The dog is chasing its own tail.

To summarize, it’s = it is whereas its = its.

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