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Rule "its vs. it's"

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Description: its vs. it's
Message: Did you mean it's (short for 'it is') instead of 'its' (possessive pronoun)?
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Its his uncle.
    Correction suggestion: It's
  • Its a good opportunity.
    Correction suggestion: It's
  • Its basically the best!
    Correction suggestion: It's
  • Its an internal thing.
    Correction suggestion: It's
  • Its just a coincident.
    Correction suggestion: It's
  • Chris and Nick, I know its probably a long shot that the two of you will come, but thought I would try.
    Correction suggestion: it's
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Currently, there are fifteen records on its A list and twenty on its B list.
  • Its first mine, north of town on the river's west side, was exhausted by 1873.
  • Glace Bay, the second largest urban community in population, was the island's main coal mining centre until its last mine closed in the 1980s.
  • In July 2007, Raytheon announced that it was developing a Next Generation Radar (RANGR) based on its earlier AN/APG-79 AESA radar as a competitor to Northrop Grumman's AN/APG-68 and AN/APG-80 for the F-16.
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ID: IT_IS [37]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-13 20:33:03 +0000)