Writing Prompt ~ It’s Vs. Its
Writing Prompt: Many people confuse “it’s” and “its” in writing. In fact, this is one of the most common errors in written English. Sometimes the error is an innocent typo. Other times the writer doesn’t know which word to choose and guesses. There is no reason to guess. Simply write “it’s” (contraction) if you mean it is or it has. Use “its” to indicate neutral possession. For example, use “its” to show possession if you don’t know an animal’s gender. The dog scratched its chin. Also use “its” to indicate possession for a “thing” that doesn’t have a gender. The company closed its doors. Review these rules about it’s vs its and try the quiz. Then demonstrate your understanding by describing your favourite type of candy or sweet. Use examples of “it’s” and “its” in your writing.