Please join me tomorrow when award winning author Angela T. Pisaturo will be my guest host. Angela writes in the Christian Romance genre, a style that is growing in popularity in mainstream. She's the author of The Rich American Woman, Treasures in Clay Vessels and The Cedar Chest.
See you tomorrow.
Meanwhile, here's some helpful hints for the easy to miss grammar error:
1. It's verses Its
You would never write: Jim drove hi's truck to town. Obviously, the proper use is: Jim drove his truck to town.
But do you understand why?
Because HIS is a possessive pronoun. The truck belongs to Jim; it's his truck.
But what if we wrote: John drove Jims truck to town?
Why is that incorrect?
Because the word Jim isn't a pronoun, it's a noun.
ITS is a possessive pronoun. It indicates ownership.
It's indicates a contraction where the apostrophe replaces the missing letter I
It is Jim's truck. It's Jim's truck.
The truck's Jim's.
I bet you never mistake It's for Its again. Or vise verse.