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itโ€™s about time

March 31, 2004 @ 06:03 pm ๐Ÿ”— Post Link

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itโ€™s about time

itโ€™s about time

It seems that many people donโ€™t realize that the only time โ€œitโ€™sโ€ is needed is when the words โ€œitโ€ and โ€œisโ€ (or โ€œhasโ€) are being contracted. (โ€œItโ€™sโ€ = โ€œIt isโ€ or โ€œIt has.โ€ The word โ€œitsโ€ signifies possession, and needs no apostrophe. (Nor do these words need one: yours, his, hers, theirs, and ours.) I guess the confusion stems from the fact that the apostrophe is used to show possession by a noun, as in โ€œthe flowerโ€™s petals.โ€

Inspired by fred.net.
Update: fred link still good. (Nov. 2013)

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