1. Rachel

    Thanks, Vicky! I’m sure I’ll address “who” vs. “whom” here at some point. Let’s hope it leads to more swooning! 🙂

  2. […] But it’s an easy check: the only time you need an apostrophe in “its” is if you can split it out to be “it is.” So if you see “it’s,” try to replace it with “it is.” If it works, you have a contraction (Reason #1), and you’re fine. If it doesn’t work, you are using it as a pronoun and showing possession, which means no apostrophe. (I go into more detail on “its” vs. “it’s” at the end of this earlier column.) […]

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