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Difference Between Its and It’s

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Main Difference

It’s and Its are different terms and cannot be used alternatively. It’s is used for “It has” or “It is” while Its is the possessive form of it. If we have to say “It has been a long time we gathered here” can be said as “It’s been a long time we gathered here”. If we say “It’s lovely today, let’s go for outing” can be said as “It is lovely today, let’s go for outing”. If have to say “The leaves of tree have been lost” can be said as “The tree has lost its leaves”. If we say “The windows of building are missed”, we can say, “The building is missing its windows”.

What is Its?

Its is the possessive form of it. It is similar to “His” used as possessive form of “He”. If have to say “The leaves of tree have been lost” can be said as “The tree has lost its leaves”. If we say “The windows of building are missed”, we can say, “The building is missing its windows”.

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What is It’s?

It’s is used for “It has” or “It is”. If we have to say “It has been a long time we gathered here” can be said as “It’s been a long time we gathered here”. If we say “It is lovely today, let’s go for outing” can be said as “It’s lovely today, let’s go for outing”.

Key Differences

  1. Its is the possessive form of it while It’s is used for “It has” or “It is”.
  2. Its, without an apostrophe while It’s is with a apostrophe.
  3. Its is used for the things while It’s is used for making the sentence.
  4. It’s long time we went to Madrid gallery. Madrid gallery is famous for its art.
  5. e.g. It’s cold today, Murree is famous for its coldness.
  6. e.g. It’s hot today, Multan is famous for its hotness.
  7. e.g. It’s an old building, its walls are weak.
  8. e.g. It’s my car, its engine is out of order.
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