What did you immediately think when you read my blog title?
“Omg, not her too? Why can’t people write English properly?!”
Because that is how I feel all the time.
It constantly amazes me how many people, especially native English speakers, have this problem!
It’s mine. Not its mine.
It’s = contraction for ‘it is’
Its = possessive adjective – belongs to someone/something
It’s your dog. Not it’s you’re dog.
Your = possessive adj – belongs to you
You’re = contraction for ‘you are’
They’re playing with their dog over there.
They’re = contraction for ‘they are’
Their = possessive adj – belongs to them
There = place
So simple! One of the first things I learned in elementary school English!
The rules are so easy to learn and apply, it blows my mind every time I see an educated person consistently make these mistakes. In fact, it’s embarrassing! :S