Every time I see it, I cringe inwardly. And then I quickly get over it because there are bigger things in life, and besides – the misuse of it’s and its is such a common error. But there are people out there who don’t get over it so quickly, and it could be something as simple as your misuse of the English language that keeps them from returning to your blog. Oh, please. I’m exaggerating here, and at this point in my blogging ‘career’, I hardly give a whit if someone stops coming because of my poor grammar, but hopefully you get my point.
It’s = it is
It’s is a contraction of it is. It’s starting to bother me. [It is starting to bother me].
Its = the possessive form of it.
Its is an attributive adjective. The day has lost its splendor. (Its pertains to day).
This is only for those of you who want to use the words properly. The rest of you heathens are on your own here.
Ha! I said heathens!
In grammarly love,
(yes, I know it’s not a word)