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What is the plural of the word "it's"?

Perhaps "it'ss" or "it'ses"?

Usage: "The paragraph contained three it'ss"
Meaning: "The paragraph contained three occurrences of the word, it's"

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The plural of it’s is they’re. –  tchrist Mar 8 '13 at 12:47
Plural of words ending in s - I suggest you also visit English Language Learners –  mplungjan Mar 8 '13 at 12:53
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I think that the most elegant solution is to consider "it's" invariable:

The paragraph contained three "it's".

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