Year 8 Week 3: Its and It’s
Last week, you learnt about possessive apostrophes….
However, there is ONE exception to the normal possessive apostrophe rules.
If you are writing about something that belongs to an ‘it’, you would NOT put it’s. You would put its. e.g. The fox is looking for its nest.
This is because it’s already exists! It is a contraction of it is (or it has).
- e.g. It’s freezing in here. (It is freezing in here.)
- It’s learnt to fly. (It has)
We bend the rules so that we can tell the difference between these two words.
e.g. That dog has lost its bone. It’s searching everywhere.