Pronouns

Pronouns take the place of a noun. He, she, we, they, you, it, and I are pronouns. They take the place of a noun in a sentence. After you write somebody’s name, you can use pronouns to avoid repetition in the following sentences that apply to that same person or thing. His, her, ours, their,

Its or It’s

Use its as the possessive of (or belonging to) it. Examples: The doggie wags its tail. Its color is brown. Even though possessives of nouns (dog’s tail, man’s hat) have the apostrophe, its (as belonging to a thing or animal) one does not. It’s is the contraction for it is and has an apostrophe. Examples:

Effect or Affect?

Effect or Affect? Here’s how they differ: Effect is a noun (or thing), usually an event (or outcome) of another event, the cause. That’s why cause and effect go together. The cause “causes” the effect. Example: Fluctuating weather is an effect of global warming. (Global warming = cause; Fluctuating weather = effect or outcome) Affect