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it's

 (ĭts)
1. Contraction of it is.
2. Contraction of it has. See Usage Note at its.

it's

(ɪts)
contraction of
(Grammar) it is or it has
Usage: One of the commonest mistakes made in written English is the confusion of its and it's. You can see examples of this every day in books, magazines, and newspapers: its good for us; a smart case with it's own mirror, and even Cheng, and its' subsidiaries. Its refers to something belonging to or relating to a thing that has already been mentioned: the baby threw its rattle out of the pram. It's is a shortened way of saying it is or it has (the apostrophe indicates that a letter has been omitted: it's a lovely day; it's been a great weekend.

its

(ɪts)

pron.
the possessive form of it (used as an attributive adjective): The book has lost its jacket. I'm sorry about its being so late.
[1590–1600; earlier it's= it + 's1]
usage: See me.

it's

(ɪts)
1. contraction of it is: It's starting to rain.
2. contraction of it has: It's been a long time.
References in classic literature ?
IT'S on my visiting cards sure enough (and it's them that's all o' pink satin paper) that inny gintleman that plases may behould the intheristhin words, "Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt, 39 Southampton Row, Russell Square, Parrish o' Bloomsbury.
Captain Marsh and Famine and Pestilence the baby COYOTES, and Sour-Mash and her pups, and Sardanapalus and her kittens - hang these names she gives the creatures, they warp my jaw - and Potter: you - all sitting around in the house, and Soldier Boy at the window the entire time, it's a wonder to me she comes along as well as she does.
It's the third turning on the left hand from the jail doors--that's the way we must go.
Poor Jakey, it's got all its things on, just as he said he would.
After all, it's one of the pleasures of life," said Stepan Arkadyevitch.
There is a pile of clouds in the east, it's not fair, and I don't go.
It is, indeed; but it's not for me to point out the man that is to be murdered.
You go whistling about, and take no more care what you're thinking of than if your heads were gutters for any rubbish to swill through that happened to be in the way; and if you get a good notion in 'em, it's pretty soon washed out again.
Oh, I don't mean just the tree; of course it's lovely--yes, it's RADIANTLY lovely--it blooms as if it meant it--but I meant everything, the garden and the orchard and the brook and the woods, the whole big dear world.
But now it's only once in a while you'll find a plot--and never when you're looking for it.
If I'm going in for painting I must do it thoroughly, and it's only in Paris that you can get the real thing.
You don't wish to apologize, but, man, it's not only to him but to the whole regiment- all of us- you're to blame all round.