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Hers/Her's? Theirs/Their's? Its/It's?
October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017

Here we are enjoying one of this year's first fall days here in Minnesota. My mom joined us for a hike, and Alice loved leading everyone through the woods.

O'Brien Family In today's video grammar lesson, I'm answering a question about apostrophes in possessive pronouns.

Happy Learning,

Elizabeth O'Brien

Theirs/Their's? Hers/Her's? Its/It's?

I'm sure we've all, at some point in our lives, paused while writing hers, theirs, or its and, with our hand hovering over the s, wondered whether or not we should add an apostrophe.

The short answer is that you should never add an apostrophe to these possessive words. Would you like to know the long answer? Great! Let's explore the issues involved so that you can write more confidently. Here we go!

Click here to watch the video and continue reading this article.

English Grammar Revolution Possessive Pronouns & Apostrophes Video

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