Its versus It's
Vivian Cook  Punctuation index Missing apostrophes

The convention since the eighteenth century has been that apostrophe itís is used as a short form of it is - Itís nice - and apostrophe-less its is used for possession - its wings. Between 1600 and 1700. itís was nevertheless used for the possessive; some people continue to use both forms.

Modern examples of mistakes



its missing apostrophe

it's added apostrophe

its missing apostrophe blackboard handwritten chalk
In the event that you are entitled to a refund UKPS or it's Partners' shall only be liable to refund the Check & Send charge that you have paid. Passport Application

thats missing apostropheAn equivalent with that's.

Web sources

  • Our hotel offers you exclusive use of itís Exercise Room.
  • Our brand name and reputation speaks for itís self with reach to all the major portals on the Internet.
  • Velocity Micro proves a computer is more than the sum of itís components.
  • SOUTHERN COOKING (at itís best)
  • Reasons Why its Great to be a Woman
  • Chevy Its Great to Skate Festival
  • "Its great letting someone else do the shopping for you"

Other punctuation pages   Greengrocer's Apostrophe  Odd apostrophes  Missing Apostrophes

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