What's the difference between it's and its?


What's the difference between it's and its?

asked Feb 22 '11 at 15:28 Brad New member

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It's - 'it is'. For example, "It's 2 am!  Why are you home so late?"


Its - possessive form of 'it'. For example, "My new coat is junk. Its zipper is broken!"


I hope this helps, 



link comment answered Feb 23 '11 at 12:10 Kimberly Expert


Its= possessive pronoun just like " mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs "  but "it`s" is the abbreviation form of "it is" or "it has" but mostly "it is".

Examples for both:

The plan is a very good one. Its steps are arranged wisely.

"its steps"= "the plan`s steps".

She gave me a book, it`s really useful.

But be careful, abbreviation forms cannot be used in formal writings which means that you must stick to using "it is" instead of "it`s".

good luck,


link comment answered Feb 23 '11 at 13:33 kojin Ismael New member

it's - yours

its - its time

link answered Feb 22 '11 at 20:17 Adela Galarza New member

"It's time" is correct.

Abdul QuadirMay 02 at 23:34

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