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Rule "confusion of 'it' and 'its'"

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Description: confusion of 'it' and 'its'
Message: It seems that the possessive pronoun its fits better in this context. Please verify.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It increased to ten times it size.
    Correction suggestion: its
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: IT_ITS [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-07-23 22:33:07 +0200)