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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 ?
I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all," added little Amy, with an injured sniff.
Oh, you Wing Biddlebaum, comb your hair, it's falling into your eyes," commanded the voice to the man, who was bald and whose ner- vous little hands fiddled about the bare white fore- head as though arranging a mass of tangled locks.
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.
Well, then, it's a government glacier," said Harris.
Why, drat it, Huck, it's the stupidest arrangement I ever see.
Poor Jakey, it's got all its things on, just as he said he would.
If it's really the same person,' said I, glancing towards him, 'it was at a place called Salem House where we were together, and he was an excellent fellow.
It's the third turning on the left hand from the jail doors--that's the way we must go.
It's not easy to get over an illness in your way of life.
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.
It's an awful country; you can't get a decent cigar.
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.