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it's

it is: It’s cold outside.; it has: It’s been a long winter.
Not to be confused with:
its – belonging to it: This is its handle.

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.