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