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"It's" and "It is" are not Interchangeable.

>> No.12667687

>>12667654
"It's" is a contraction of "It is." "Its" is the possessive pronoun. using contractions is lazy and common anyway, a sophisticated gentleman of refinement and breeding articulates every word he speaks distinctly, and does not lump two ideas together in a spittle-spraying mouthful

>> No.12667698

>>12667654
"It's" can also mean "it has" in American English.

>> No.12667721
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>>12667654
Of course not. Contractions don't belong in formal writing, and "it is" doesn't belong in dialog unless it's being used for emphasis, or to sound deliberately archaic or formal.

>>12667698
No, that's "its" (without the apostrophe).

>> No.12667739

>>12667654
If they are not interchangeable, that means there's a difference. Can you tell me what it's?

>> No.12667753

>>12667739

>> No.12667782

>>12667721
>No, that's "its" (without the apostrophe).

No it isn't.

>> No.12667786

>>12667654
interchangeable and Interchangeable are not interchangeable either

>> No.12667787

>>12667721
No, it's is a contraction of "it has." As in "it's been two weeks." "Its" is the possessive. So OP is technically right. Also, I don't think there's anything wrong with contractions. Sometimes formality matters, but sometimes you just look stiff not using them.

>> No.12667799

>>12667654
Some people won’t think this post is right, but it’s.

>> No.12668036

>>12667739
heh...

>> No.12668042

>>12667799
heh...

>> No.12668064

>>12667721
dumb frogposter

>> No.12669117

>>12667799
I'm a believer with the reservation that the contraction occasionally allows a plausible refit into the full form.
>it's a boy!
>It is?
>Yes, it is.
*
>It's been three long years!
>It has?
>Yes, it has.
In each first instance the contraction though unnecessary would make the speaker seem childlike, a simpleton, or naive if he didn't use it; I imagine it lisped. The latter two instances cannot be altered.
Occasionally an unused contraction lends emphasis
>dad: it is 3 a.m.
>me: uhhh..

>> No.12669130

>>12667654
Isn't it?

>> No.12670358

>>12669130
Yes it's.

>> No.12670472

>>12667654
most of the time it's.

>> No.12670483

>>12667721
>No, that's "its" (without the apostrophe).
Idiot

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>>12667654
Fuck you.

>> No.12671469

>>12667654
>Not knowing you're wrong.

>> No.12671624

>>12670358
>>12670472
based

>> No.12672178

>>12670358
Yea innit?

>> No.12672199

It's
It is

Obviously two different symbols.

>> No.12672206

>>12670358
Ha

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