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Re: Spelling DON'T forget GRAMMAR!!

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Subject: Re: Spelling DON'T forget GRAMMAR!!
From: "Valerie Stabenow" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 19:42:31 -0500
While we are on a related topic to spelling about the continued
MISUSE of  (     it's....)

The apostrophe is NOT used in a possessive situation...

its color, its engine, its clutch, leaking all its oil.

But the apostrophe IS USED when IT'S is substituting for the words....

IT IS   ." it's (it is) my car and I'll cry if I want to...."

  "'s (it is) not the cost of the parts, it's (it is) the

Combination use:   "It's (it is) my car and its color is fine with

summary?  Use  it's when you are subbing for the words IT IS.  Use its
when you are indicating possession (its color, its tires, its
interior, etc)

just a frustrated writer...
Valerie Stabenow,1962 mga,1967 tr4a, 1969 xk-e, 1973 tr6, 1981

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