in your “about” section

Published November 7th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

In your “About” section, it says “even by it’s opponents.”  I just
wanted to point out that “it’s” is a contraction for “it is,” and not
the possessive form of “it.”  You should say “even by its opponents.”



104 Responses to “in your “about” section”

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  1. Penne says:

    it’s = belonging to,as in’the FSM’s opponents’ its would be: more than one ‘its’. Like, ”I’ve got half a dozen ITS chained up in my backyard.” Which I don’t ,cause I hate clowns and that movie gave me the willies. (IT)

  2. captain yar says:

    Shiver me timbers boy, this don’t belong in the hate mail section…
    walk the plank ya’ scurvy curr!

    jk, nobody really cares

  3. TRIX says:

    it = singular
    its = plural of ‘it’
    it’s = contraction of “it is” AND the possessive form of ‘it’
    its’ = plural possessive of ‘it’

    This is an commonly confused grammer rule, no biggie.

  4. Nowtheworldhasmeaning says:

    “Shiver me timbers boy, this don’t belong in the hate mail section…
    walk the plank ya’ scurvy curr!”
    .
    He has been the only hate mailer so far to come up with a valid point though,

  5. Jeremy says:

    Grammar is important. Its a shame more people don’t know about it’s importance.

  6. BB says:

    The OP is correct; the possessive form of any pronoun does not have an apostrophe.
     
    The only way ” its’ ” can ever be used is if you name an object an “It”, and you are referring to the plural posessive of that noun.

  7. Penne says:

    Alright,….. but I still hate clowns.

  8. Penne says:

    and rutabagas.

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