A lot of people writing on Hubpages have a problem making the distinction between a form of the present progressive tense and the possessive pronoun, why is it so? How can you write them and not make the difference? Does it mean that you don't understand their significance? If you don't why writing them?
Must say I have a hard time understanding you and your's.
It's probably worth mentioning the grammar rule here:
"Its" is the possessive (which probably confuses a lot of people, because we generally associate a possessive with an apostrophe.
"It's" is the contraction (as in "it is").
In fairness to a whole lot of people, regarding a whole lot of mistakes, though.... Sometimes people really do know which words/punctuation they should use. They just type fast, or think too fast, and make the occasional error. (As in, for example, ""if you don't why writing them?" )
I didn't know it was a test. Nothing too much bugs me when it's someone else's writing. I see it as their problem - not mine.
Another grammar issue a lot of people have some trouble with:
"I appreciate you mailing that," as opposed to the correct, "I appreciate your mailing that."
I wrote a hub on it awhile back if anyone really wants a run through.
I will say, however, that many people know the rule just fine, and just, through the speed of typing and with the lack of need on the Internet to hire a proofread for everything, some of them just get by. I think there is much less an excuse for them in a hub, than in the forum, obviously, but they are insidious little things to catch sometimes, because your mind already knows what you think you wrote. That's what the publishing gods created proofreaders for.
It can be tricky.
It's is a contraction meaning it is or it has.
Its without the apostrophe is a possessive pronoun.
"He put the cd in its case."
Possessive nouns do use an apostrophe.
"The cat's cages were on a shelf."
Them their hubbers simply don't know they're grammar rules, I reckon.
Miighty mom, are you joking when you're spelling "they're"? Answer me yes!
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