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its POSSESSIVE DETERMINER 1) belonging to or associated with a thing previously mentioned or easily identified. 2) belonging to or associated with a child or animal of unspecified sex.
USAGE A common error in writing is to confuse the possessive its (as in turn the camera on its side) with the contraction it's (short for either it is or it has, as in it's my fault; it's been a hot day).

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  • its — [ ıts ] determiner *** Its is the possessive form of it. 1. ) belonging or relating to a thing, idea, place, animal, etc. when it has already been mentioned or when it is obvious which one you are referring to: The chair lay on its side. We were… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ITS — ITS, it s or its can mean:* its , the possessive adjective and possessive pronoun form of the personal pronoun it * it s , a contraction of it is or it has * The It s man, a man with torn clothes and unkempt beard who appeared at the beginning of …   Wikipedia

  • its — /its/, pron. the possessive form of it (used as an attributive adjective): The book has lost its jacket. I m sorry about its being so late. [1590 1600; earlier it s, equiv. to IT1 + S1] Usage. While it is possible to use ITS as a predicate… …   Universalium

  • its - it's — ◊ its Its is a possessive determiner. You use its to indicate that something belongs or relates to a thing, place, animal, or child. He discovered the river had lost its beauty. The pig managed to keep its balance. She hoisted the child on her… …   Useful english dictionary

  • its — W1S1 [ıts] determiner [possessive form of it ] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: it] used to refer to something that belongs to or is connected with a thing, animal, baby etc that has already been mentioned ▪ Salzburg is famous for its beautiful… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • its — /Its/ determiner the possessive form of it: The baby had fallen out of its crib. | I must admit the plan does have its merits …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • its — its, it s Its is the possessive form of it (The cat licked its paws) and it s is a shortened form of it is (It s raining again) or occasionally it has (I don t know if it s come) …   Modern English usage

  • Its — ([i^]ts), poss. pron. Possessive form of the pronoun it. See {It}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • its / it's —    Its is the possessive form of it, like hers, his, and theirs: The dog licked its foot after stepping in maple syrup.    It s is short for it is , a contraction of those two words: Well, I guess it s [it is] time to wash the dog again …   Confused words

  • its / it's —    Its is the possessive form of it, like hers, his, and theirs: The dog licked its foot after stepping in maple syrup.    It s is short for it is , a contraction of those two words: Well, I guess it s [it is] time to wash the dog again …   Confused words