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is the word "it's" a contraction for "it is" or a posessive noun?

is the word "its", without an aposterphe, a contraction for "it is" or a posessive noun?

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Satan claimed the dominion of this WORLD, aka the earth, or, more precisely, authority over the earth and all its inhabitants belonged to him.
asked Feb 12 '13 at 23:25 Danny Parker New member

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It's is a contraction of it is. Its is the possessive third person singular. Your sentence has the correct word, but I would simplify it. You don't really need to explain that the world is the earth, nor say everything twice.

 

Satan claimed  authority over the earth and all its inhabitants.

link comment answered Feb 13 '13 at 00:44 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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