its and it's

Discussion in 'English Only' started by snowyyy, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. snowyyy

    snowyyy Senior Member

    English & Hindi
    I think 'it's' stand for 'it is'. Eg. It's (or It is) a long, rainy summer.

    Now if I use 'it's' in this sentence -
    She is fascinated by it's color. (Is it correct? Since we can't write this as "She is fascinated by it is color") Or it should be 'its' that is without an apostrophe.

    I think it should be - "She is fascinated by its color"...Is it right?
  2. Trisia

    Trisia mod de viață

    Hi, snowyyy.

    Yes, it's = it is
    You can't use fascinated by it's colour. Its would be correct.

    More explanations here.
  3. snowyyy

    snowyyy Senior Member

    English & Hindi
    Thanks Trisia :)
  4. liliput

    liliput Senior Member

    U.K. English
    Yes. The possesive pronoun is its (equivalent to his, her, my, your, etc).
    The inclusion of an apostrophe is a common mistake even among native speakers.

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