Answer to English Grammar Question 126

would you clarify the rules or cases when you use "it's" versus "its?"

From member: daiku in USA


Answer

The possessive adjective is ITS:
That's my cat. Its name is Polly.
IT'S is a contraction of either IT IS or IT HAS:
That's my cat.It's two years old. (= IT IS)
It's been cold this week.(= IT HAS)



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