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- Why doesn't “its” have an apostrophe? 4 answers
It happens everywhere: blogs, forums, newspapers, ...
“Regrettably, the time President Trump spent sharing sensitive information with the Russians, was time he did not spend focussing on Russia’s aggressive behaviour, including its interference in American and European elections, it’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea,” he said.
It is so prevalent that even being 100% certain that it should be spelled its, I (as a non native speaker) start to think that it's is an accepted variant.
- Am I wrong in thinking that the only correct spelling for the possessive is its? Is it's an accepted spelling somewhere in the Anglosphere?
- Are people not aware of this, or they do not care? Very often people make this error repeatedly in a single article.
- Is it simply a very widespread typo? (really, so widespread??)
- Should I correct people in forums / comments about this?