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its

 
pronunciation:
Its
parts of speech:
adjective, pronoun
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
definition: belonging to, done by, or having to do with the thing or animal already mentioned.
This dog has lost its collar.Put the dog inside; its barking is keeping us all awake.Rome is an ancient city, and we'll be studying its history.
 
part of speech: pronoun
definition: that or those belonging to, done by, or having to do with the thing or animal already mentioned.
They saw the bear right here, so these footprints must be its.
Homophone Note
The word its and the contraction it's sound alike but have different meanings.