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"its" in British English

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itsdeterminer

uk   /ɪts/  us   /ɪts/

it's

uk   /ɪts/  us   /ɪts/
short form of it is: It's my turn to do it.
short form of it has: It's been a wonderful day - thank you.

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(Definition of its from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"its" in American English

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itspronoun

 us   /ɪts, əts/
belonging to or connected with the thing or animal mentioned; the possessive form of it, used before a noun: The horse flicked its tail at the flies. The movie has its flaws, but it is interesting nevertheless.

it’s

 us   /ɪts, əts/
contraction of it is or it has: It’s (= It is) my turn to do it. It’s (= It has) been a long day and I’m tired.
(Definition of its from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ITS" in Business English

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ITSnoun

uk   us   STOCK MARKET
(Definition of ITS from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “its”
in Arabic لَها (لِلمِلْكِيّة لِغَيْر العاقِل)…
in Korean -의…
in Portuguese seu, dele, dela…
in Catalan el seu…
in Japanese “it” の所有格、「その」…
in Chinese (Simplified) 它的,其…
in Turkish onun, kendi, onunki…
in Russian его, ее, свой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 它的,其…
in Italian suo, sua, proprio…
in Polish swój, jego, jej…
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