Commonly Confused Words

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Please see sample writing below:

This article has clarity, its' stated purpose is followed throughout the article

Grammarly is picking up its' and is suggesting it's. However clarity, it is stated purposed does not seem correct. Please advise.

Thank you

See example:

This article has clarity, its' stated purpose is followed throughout the article, in logical well thought out steps.
asked Feb 23 '13 at 14:08 Colleen Rispoli New member

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The possesive of 'it' is its with no apostrophe. There are other problems with the sentence, however. You have what is called a comma splice. The is the joining of two independent clause with a comma only. You need a comma and a conjunction, a semicolon, or two separate sentences. I have illustrated all three for you. The comma after 'article' should be removed and one put between logical and well. 'Well-thought-out' should have hyphens.

 

This article has clarity, because its stated purpose is followed throughout the article in logical, well-thought-out steps.

 

 This article has clarity. Its stated purpose is followed throughout the article in logical, well-thought-out steps.

 

 This article has clarity; its stated purpose is followed throughout the article in logical, well-thought-out steps.

link comment answered Feb 23 '13 at 14:41 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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