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Would to tell me difference between the its
and it's please

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It's—a contraction, which is means it is. It is/It's said that it is/it's (see what I did there?) not to be used in formal writing along with he's, she's, etc.

Its—the 3rd-person possessive pronoun of it. "When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, its battery sucks as it can only last up to a day compare to its successor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5." (This is something that I'd with my Note 4 and my sister's Note 5.)

Don't get confused to the two, 'cause one is a pronoun—and the other isn't. I hope this clears it up :)

  • What makes you think only "its" is a pronoun and not the other/"it"? It can be a personal or impersonal. It is still a pronoun in the contracted "it's", but "it's" as a whole is generally referred to as an elision. – aesking Jun 12 '18 at 20:11
  • Take a look at a list of pronouns, can thou even see "it's", "he's", "you've", and the likes on it? Absolutely not. (I know how to use "thou" and its buddies, but I like to make it feel like it can fit in the English today since I have love on those.) Thus, I say that "it's" is a contraction and not a pronoun itself, albeit the pronoun "it" is in it. – CSMAlternate Jun 12 '18 at 20:41
  • What are you even on about? Thou is an archaic pronoun and is not an elision/contraction – aesking Jun 12 '18 at 21:46
  • I'm using "thou" to address thee, aeasking. It's of course nowhere related to elision/contraction. – CSMAlternate Jun 12 '18 at 22:00
  • "Can thou" is a great demo of how not to use thou forms. Try cannest or canst for short. – tchrist Jun 14 '18 at 3:06

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