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Grammar help please

Yes I know i'm dumb but is it:

The animal leaves "it's home" or "its home"

by confusedreply 1805/17/2013


by confusedreply 105/17/2013

"its home"

it's = it is

its = possessive

by confusedreply 205/17/2013


by confusedreply 305/17/2013

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.

by confusedreply 405/17/2013

Damn autocorrect changed my correct its to incorrect it's.

by confusedreply 505/17/2013

Check this out.

by confusedreply 605/17/2013

fuckin' a, I sure hope that OP is twelve.

by confusedreply 705/17/2013

Isn't there a way to disable "autocorrect"? It seems to cause more problems than it solves.

by confusedreply 805/17/2013

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."

by confusedreply 905/17/2013

And I have a stupid question of my own for r4: Doesn't punctuation fall under the umbrella of grammar?

by confusedreply 1005/17/2013

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.)

by confusedreply 1105/17/2013

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.

by confusedreply 1205/17/2013

r7 is a bitch....(I've seen their other posts)

English is not everyone's first language smart ass.

by confusedreply 1305/17/2013

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.

by confusedreply 1405/17/2013

Wy not use his or her, depending in the sex of the animal.

by confusedreply 1505/17/2013

God bless the OP for seeking help. God bless his very soul!

by confusedreply 1605/17/2013

Obviously we should all be switching to Esperanto.

by confusedreply 1705/17/2013

Indeed, think of the million who Don't!

by confusedreply 1805/17/2013
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