Everyone always shoves these little lessons down people’s throats, but I’m different and special for some reason since I’m making a little preface before I go and do it. Also, I’ve only seen this lesson being taught about 100 times, instead of 1000 like the “there” and “your” ones.
The topic for today is “its,” which is much more accepted than the other two I mentioned. Let’s go over the differences between “its” and “it’s”:
Its is possessive. If something belongs to something else, it is its thing. It is in its possession. No, there are no excuses to ever use apostrophes in this case. The reason this is often mistaken is because “Microsoft’s lawsuit” or “dog’s ball” or “Jeffrey’s FREE IPOD!” is correct, but “it’s thing” is not.
It’s is a contraction of it is, ONLY. That is the ONLY time that “it’s” should be used – when someone’s saying “it’s… Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” or “It’s Walky,” or “it’s a really lame comic on Keenspot.”
Do we have an understanding? It’s so great that I’m helping the Internet; because of me, its overall intelligence will increase over time.
edits are hellof fun: This entry was meant for those that add apostrophes when they don’t need to. I’m not talking about laziness; laziness iss aweomseone.