Its is a word most commonly used as a possessive determiner. It is third-person singular. In this lesson, we will discuss when and how to use it.
'Its' as a Possessive Determiner
Its shows possession related to a thing previously mentioned or a baby or an animal. Have a look:
- Its shows association or belongings to a thing previously mentioned. For example:
I'm not buying this curtain because
She joined Zurich's newspaper publication, and soon became
The concert was interesting.
- Its shows possession or belongings to a baby or an animal. For example:
I'm getting the baby two sets of clothes since I don't know
The cat attacked me because I stepped on
Position in a Sentence
Articles like 'a', 'an' and, 'the' or other determiners cannot be used before 'its.' Take a look at the following example:
I love my cat because
I love my cat because the its eyes are so attractive.