Its and it's
These two words are often confused by foreign learners of English.
Its is a possessive word like my or your.
- Every country has its traditions.
- Its colour was deep red.
Its is the contracted form of it is or it has.
- Its raining again. (= It is raining again.)
- Its time we went home. (= It is time we went home.)
- Have you seen my cell phone? Its disappeared. (= It has disappeared.)
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