It’s my life or Its my life?

It’s and its – two similar words which can drive anyone crazy.

It’s is a contraction of “ it is” or even sometimes “it has” – like It is not easy and It’s not easy OR It has been a long time and It’s been a long time.

Its is possessive adjective and possessive pronoun of “it”. For example: The dog stays in the cage. We have put its cage in the garden. Or The company has requested the market regulator to exempt it from making a full bid. Its request is being considered by the regulator. In both the sentences “Its” mean belonging to. In the first sentence it means the cage belonging to the dog and in the second one it means the request of the company.


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