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English definition of “its”

its

determiner     /ɪts/
A1 belonging to or relating to something that has already been mentioned : The dog hurt its paw . Their house has its own swimming pool . The company increased its profits . I prefer the second option - its advantages are simplicity and cheapness .Possessive forms Grammar:It’s or its?It’s is the contracted form of it is or it has:Grammar:Pronouns: possessive (my, mine, your, yours, etc.)We use pronouns to refer to possession and ‘belonging’. There are two types: possessive pronouns and possessive determiners. We use possessive determiners before a noun. We use possessive pronouns in place of a noun:
(Definition of its determiner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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