It's and Its Practice Worksheet


It’s is a contraction of the words it is. If you prefer not to write it is, you would write it’s.

Its is the possessive form of it. Normally one uses an apostrophe when showing possession. The rule for pronouns, however, is never use an apostrophe in a personal possessive pronoun (except with the word one’s).

Directions: fill the blank with either it’s or its.

  1. _____ about time you showed up!
  2. It was _____ first time out of the cage.
  3. _____ feet were covered with sand.
  4. Get up, _____ time for school.
  5. I’m glad to see you; _____  been a long time.
  6. _____ important to study hard for tests.
  7. The bear protected _____ cubs.
  8. _____ my turn to go down the slide.
  9. The dog felt great with _____ new hair cut.
  10. _____ too late to eat dinner.
  11. My car is old and _____ paint is peeling.
  12. The bird realized that the wind had blown _____ nest away.
  13. The game came to _____ conclusion.
  14. Turn down the music, _____ hurting my ears.

Answers:

  1. It’s about time you showed up!
  2. It was its first time out of the cage.
  3. Its feet were covered with sand.
  4. Get up, it’s time for school.
  5. I’m glad to see you; it’s been a long time.
  6. It’s important to study hard for tests.
  7. The bear protected its cubs.
  8. It’s my turn to go down the slide.
  9. The dog felt great with its new hair cut.
  10. It’s too late to eat dinner.
  11. My car is old and its paint is peeling.
  12. The bird realized that the wind had blown its nest away.
  13. The game came to its conclusion.
  14. Turn down the music, it’s hurting my ears.

1 Response

  1. Laura Rice says:

    It’s can also stand for it has. #5 is an example of that.

    thanks for the ideas, though.

    Laura

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