I know regular folk have typos all the time – including me! It’s really difficult to proof your own work.
What I’m featuring today is a grammatical error which is technically much different than a typo. A typo really means a key stroke gone wrong. An extra letter, a missing letter or letters transposed – it’s easy to do.
Seems like a lot of people can’t get this one right.
Though I think the reality is that the people who misuse the apostrophe by adding or omitting it don’t really care.
It’s = contraction for it is (or it has)
Its = possessive
Any time you are in doubt, just see if you can use “it is” in the sentence? If you can, than use “it’s”!
If you do care but still get confused, here is a
bossy funny cartoon you can print about its and it’s to help you remember which one to use.
I do believe if your job is to type copy for television shows or you are writing for a newspaper you should review this grammar rule.
When I was asking our friend “google” for a quick and easy tip to remember, I had to crack up when I found this one.
Great explanation but can you find a typo in the tip?