When do you use its vs. it’s?
Though they’re pronounced the same, there’s a big difference in meaning between its and it’s.
- Its (without an apostrophe) is the possessive form of it, so it means “belonging to it.”
- “The cat ate its food.”
- It’s (with an apostrophe) is a contraction (shortened form) of it is or it has.
- “It’s almost Christmas.”