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  • It's an its sound the same.

  • They're homonyms, but they mean different things.

  • How do you know when it's needs an apostrophe?

  • It's with an apostrophe is a contraction.

  • It means it is or it has.

  • It's been a long time since I visited my uncle Owen.

  • If I expand that contraction, you'll see that here it's with an apostrophe means it has.

  • It has been a long time since I visited my uncle Owen.

  • It's sunny today.

  • Here you see that it's with an apostrophe.

  • Could be short for it is it is sunny today It's without an apostrophe.

  • On the other hand is a possessive like the words his and her.

  • We use it when there isn't a gender.

  • The butterfly spread its wings.

  • You're talking about the wings that belong to the butterfly.

  • So you want the possessive form?

  • I t s no apostrophe.

  • Still not sure.

  • Try substituting and it is or it has in the sentence and you'll see it doesn't make sense.

  • The butterfly spread It is wings.

  • No, the butterfly spread.

  • It has wings.

  • That's how you know for sure you do not want the apostrophe?

  • Try this one.

  • The town holds its annual pancake breakfast in March, which were Do we use?

  • Let's check if we use It's with an apostrophe.

  • That means a sentence is either the town holds It is annual pancake breakfast in March or the town holds it has annual pancake breakfast and march.

  • Those sound all wrong, don't they?

  • That's because we need the possessive I t s without an apostrophe.

  • Give this one a shot.

  • It's my dream to dance with Ringo Starr.

  • Okay, This one is tricky because we're talking about my dream.

  • So you might think we should use I t s.

  • It's the possessive.

  • Don't fall for that trap user trick.

  • Try substituting in It is or it has.

  • Because if that works, you know we need the apostrophe.

  • It is my dream to dance with Ringo Starr.

  • Why, yes it is.

  • What do you say, Ringo?

It's an its sound the same.


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B1 中級

英文法の基礎。イッツとイッツ (English Grammar Basics: Its vs It's)

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    林宜悉 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日