Its and it’s are two words that people interchange, thinking they are the same. Let us dig into the usage of these two and see if there are any differences between its and it’s.
It’s is a contraction of the words it is or it has. It has no other usage than it being a contraction. If the word cannot be expanded, then it should not be used.
Its is the possessive form of the pronoun it, similar to mine, yours, his and her. It is often followed by an object.
Its here refers to the bag.
Its is attributed to the hamster.
Its refers to English.
Its vs It’s
So what is the difference between its and it’s?
Its simply shows ownership, as it is the possessive form of it, while it’s is short for it is. Most people get confused with these two because they are used to adding an ‘s to the end of possessive words such as “Lila’s car” or “the paper’s color.” To avoid being confused, replace the word with “it is” or “it has” and see if it makes sense. For example:
If you change it to it is, the sentence would not make sense.
The correct one would be it’s because it makes sense to say “it is good.”
You cannot use “it is laws” because it would sound funny.
|Contraction of it is.||Possessive form of the pronoun it. Followed by an object.|
You can watch the video below to further understand it’s and its.