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Rule "its vs it is"

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Description: its vs it is
Message: Did you mean it's (short for 'it is') instead of 'its' (possessive pronoun)?
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/word-choice-its/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • But its much better like this.
    Correction suggestion: it's
  • I think its much better now.
    Correction suggestion: it's
  • Its much easier.
    Correction suggestion: It's
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • In its much longer history in Eurasia, brown bears diverged from the two species of cave bear, ...
  • The market began the session lower and gradually works its way higher most of the day
  • Ruby 2.2.0 is on its way later in the year, and the Ruby agent is ready for it.
  • It superseded the earlier Geiger-Müller tube because of its much longer life and lower operating voltage, typically 400-900 volts.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: IT_IS_2 [17]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-09-30 20:33:02 +0000)