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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Criminal Sentence 542: Confused "It's"

It's kind of embarrassing for my children's school, isn't it, that the "it's" should be "its"?

3 comments:

Waitress from Mensa said...

I disagree. "it's" forms the subject and verb of an independent clause. It is easy to grow.

The Sentence Sleuth said...

Look lower down, on the last line: "it's flavor."

Waitress from Mensa said...

I stand corrected, Ms. Trenga. When in doubt about a pronoun plus apostrophe combination, try it both ways. One way is bound to be correct.