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                 It's / Its
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                 It's

                 This is short for 'it is' or 'it has'.

                          It's going to be a nice day.
                          I thing it's nearly finished.
                          It's been raining all morning.
                          I don't know whether it's arrived yet.

                 Write a couple of sentences using it’s.




                 Its

                 This is used when something belongs to or is associated with something.

                          The lorry spilled its load onto the road.
                          Life has its ups and downs.

                 If you can replace the word by 'it is' or 'it has' and the sentence still makes
                 sense, then use 'it's'.

                 Write a couple of sentences using its.




                                                      This resource kindly contributed by Gaye Noel g.noel@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds.
Ww/L1.1 L2.1 Spell correctly words most often used at work, studies & daily life. Understand that spelling of homophones is related to meaning & grammar.
To use this worksheet. If you can’t see the drop down menus next to the shaded words select the Forms toolbar and lock the padlock. Use ‘print layout’.
                                                Sep 2006. To print your own copies of this document visit: http://www.skillsworkshop.org/

                 Practice

                 Complete these sentences by choosing the correct word 'from the menu.

                 1. Choose the correct word a pity you can't be there.

                 2. The car lost Choose the correct word front wheel.

                 3. Choose the correct word been a long time.

                 4. Choose the correct word too big to go through the door.

                 5. Choose the correct word too late to stop now.

                 6. Choose the correct word been a difficult week.

                 7. Do you know where Choose the correct word come from?

                 8. My dog has injured Choose the correct word front leg.

                 9. I won't pretend that Choose the correct word easy.

                 10. This government doesn't know what Choose the correct word doing.

                 11. The government has lost Choose the correct word way.

                 12. The government must change Choose the correct word policy on
                       taxation.

                 13. I don't think Choose the correct word a good idea.

                 14. I don't know what _ Choose the correct word effect will be.

                 15. Choose the correct word a revolutionary new product.

                 16. The company launched Choose the correct word revolutionary new
                       product.

                 17. I'm not sure whether Choose the correct word been paid for.

                 18. We watched the bird building Choose the correct word nest.

                 19. The Titanic sank on Choose the correct word maiden voyage.

                 20. Choose the correct word a long way to Tipperary.




                                                      This resource kindly contributed by Gaye Noel g.noel@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds.
Ww/L1.1 L2.1 Spell correctly words most often used at work, studies & daily life. Understand that spelling of homophones is related to meaning & grammar.
To use this worksheet. If you can’t see the drop down menus next to the shaded words select the Forms toolbar and lock the padlock. Use ‘print layout’.
                                                Sep 2006. To print your own copies of this document visit: http://www.skillsworkshop.org/

                 Check your answers.

                 It's / Its

                 1. It's a pity you can't be there.

                 2. The car lost its front wheel.

                 3. It's been a long time.

                 4. It's too big to go through the door.

                 5. It's too late to stop now.

                 6. It's been a difficult week.

                 7. Do you know where it's come from ?

                 8. My dog has injured its front leg.

                 9. I won't pretend that it's easy.

                 10. This government doesn't know what it's doing.

                 11. The government has lost its way.

                 12. The government must change its policy on taxation.

                 13. I don't think it's a good idea.

                 14. I don't know what its effect will be.

                 15. It's a revolutionary new product.

                 16. The company launched its revolutionary new product.

                 17. I'm not sure whether it's been paid for.

                 18. We watched the bird building its nest.

                 19. The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.

                 20. It's a long way to Tipperary.




                                                      This resource kindly contributed by Gaye Noel g.noel@parklanecoll.ac.uk Park Lane College, Leeds.
Ww/L1.1 L2.1 Spell correctly words most often used at work, studies & daily life. Understand that spelling of homophones is related to meaning & grammar.
To use this worksheet. If you can’t see the drop down menus next to the shaded words select the Forms toolbar and lock the padlock. Use ‘print layout’.

				
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