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Its vs. It's - When to use them correctly?

Does 'its' and 'it's' confuse you? I guess you're not alone. So, this story will help you clear your doubts.
"Its" and "it's" may be small, but it is one of the most commonly mistaken pairs where one is incorrectly used for the other.
This mistake is caused mainly due to the similar pronunciation and the same base word, 'it'.
While 'its' is a possessive pronoun signifying ownership, 'it's' is a contraction, which means 'it is' or 'it has'.
The use of an apostrophe typically denotes possession, like 'Mike's', 'the girl's', etc.
However, all personal pronouns in English, like 'our', 'her', 'his', 'their', and 'its' do not utilise apostrophes to indicate possession.
For example: We know her cat for its shiny coat.
So, if you wish to assign ownership to something, use "its".
Similarly, whenever you use the term "it's," you must be able to replace it with either "it is" or "it has". E.g.- It's (It has) been raining since morning.
It also provides a less formal, more casual tone to writing and conversation when "it's" is used instead of "it is" or "it has".
Hope now that you have a better idea of the use of "its" and "it's", you are willing to enhance your vocabulary further.

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