OT -- "its" vs "it's"

Subject: OT -- "its" vs "it's"
From: "Suzanne Townsend" <suzyt -at- hfx -dot- eastlink -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 11:48:17 -0400

Apologies for my prissiness but I'm getting very bothered by my peers'
misuse of the word "its" and it's" -- please, writers and editors, take
note... it's *so* easy to remember...

its = possessive (on its own, its fleas, its current state)

it's = contraction. EASY REMEMBERING RULE: Whenever you see the apostrophe,
think "it is." The apostrophe is in place of "is". Therefore "it's" = "it
is." ALWAYS.

Awaiting the flames,

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