We’ve got a double-whammy here. Let’s un-contract our it’s: It is so nice to see you! It has been so long since we last hung out.Keep in mind that using contractions, such as it’s, is discouraged in formal writing contexts.
Let’s try our rule and swap in it is. “The hotel raised it is rates.” Now that doesn’t make sense. Its conveys that the rates belong to the hotel.
In this instance, it’s is contracted from it has got.
How to use its
Now, here’s the big takeaway:
Let’s look at some examples:
Mixing up it’s and its is an extremely common mistake. So, let’s break them down.
The reason we don’t use an apostrophe to show a possessive is long and complicated, but here are few fun facts:
No, I’m not. We’re the same age.
I usually walk to school, yes.
You’re wrong. They do exist!
When it’s raining she does.
No, I never do. My alarm clock wakes me up.
The following 2 entries include the term use for.
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have no use for
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