Yes I know i'm dumb but is it:
The animal leaves "it's home" or "its home"
it's = it is
its = possessive
R2 is right. "Its" as a possessive would normally take an apostrophe, but because that would create confusion with it's (it is, it has) then the apostrophe is omitted.
But, this is punctuation, not grammar.
Damn autocorrect changed my correct its to incorrect it's.
Isn't there a way to disable "autocorrect"? It seems to cause more problems than it solves.
Just remember that "it's" is always short for "it is." If the sentence makes sense with "it is," then "it's" is correct. Otherwise, use "its."
And I have a stupid question of my own for r4: Doesn't punctuation fall under the umbrella of grammar?
Yes, R7. How is it that a person can't work out the fact that "The animal leaves it is home" (remove the form of the contraction) doesn't make sense?
Don't people realize that "it's" is a contraction? Do they think that apostrophes in English are dropped in haphazardly, as in something as patently stupid as "Mo'Nique"? (Don't make a claim for glottalized clicks here - English speakers are not crickets.)
Grammar refers to the correct ordering and usage of words in a sentence. Punctuation refers to the correct marks to use in words or sentences to indicate various things like pauses, possession, the contraction of two words, the separation of consecutive statements, etc.
r7 is a bitch....(I've seen their other posts)
English is not everyone's first language smart ass.
No, r11, people get the rules for possession mixed up.
You remember the rules to indicate possession, right? Adding an apostrophe and then an S to the end of the subject is the most common form it takes in English.
Wy not use his or her, depending in the sex of the animal.
God bless the OP for seeking help. God bless his very soul!
Obviously we should all be switching to Esperanto.