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Rule "its vs it is"

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Description: its vs it is
Message: It seems that the possessive pronoun its fits better in this context.
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/word-choice-its/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • When this train starts rolling, it really blows it’s horn!
    Correction suggestion: its
  • Why does Google filter it's content?
    Correction suggestion: its
  • That means it’s probably working and doing it’s job.
    Correction suggestion: its
  • If I am making a child device, what is it's parent?
    Correction suggestion: its
  • How does Apple make it's money?
    Correction suggestion: its
  • Another takes it’s place.
    Correction suggestion: its
  • For those of you with high risk tolerance, please note that Nokia jumped $9 the day it announced it's last split.
    Correction suggestion: its
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I honestly suspect it’s this.
  • I hope it’s 15.
  • I swear it's nothing.
  • I guess that means it's game night.
  • Everyone knows it's Tom.
  • I guess it’s anger.
  • It’s wood right?
  • Once you have both window and screen coordinates it’s just math.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: IT_IS_2 [39]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-11-28 21:33:02 +0000)