Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips:

  • The first is a special request from Linda VandeVrede, who told me recently one of her biggest pet peeves is that many people still don’t know to use “it’s” and “its” correctly. “It’s” is a contraction and is short for “it is.” It’s similar to words like “he’s,” “she’s,” “you’re” and “they’re.” “Its” is the possessive form of “it,” as in: “The dog chased its tail.” It’s similar to words like “yours,” “his,” “hers” and “ours.”
  • An airplane is kept in a hangar. Your shirt is kept on a hanger.

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1 Response to Grammar Friday

  1. Peter – these tips warm the little cockles of my heart – thank you! I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve seen “its” and “it’s” misused.

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