Angela’s ABCs – Words Often Confused: it’s and its

Mistakes with these two words are very common, but there is a fool-proof way of checking to see if you’ve got the right one: It’s is short for it is or it has and nothing else. Therefore if you can’t substitute it is or it has in your sentence, you’ve no doubt got it wrong, and you need its without an apostrophe which is a possessive adjective (like his and her). Look at the following examples – in all of them, you can substitute it is or it has for it’s: It’s… Read More