its

in the English Grammar Profile, B2 point 54 in the category of DETERMINERS & possessives is defined as

possessive determiner ‘its’ before nouns to refer to a singular inanimate subject or object.

For example:

Its worth was greater than the value of the shire.

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Search for clusters that are not a mistake for ‘it is’ on iWeb corpus:

ITS WAY TO THE

is on its way to the

11703
 ITS KIND IN THE

The school is the first of its kind in the country.

11249
ITS OWN RIGHT .

10405
ITS OWN SET OF

10256
ITS NAME FROM THE

9817
 ITS FAIR SHARE OF

9112

 

*Note that the lines below do not distinguish between ‘it is’ mistakes!

1 ITS TIME 173805
2 ITS WAY 161685
3 ITS NAME 109988
4 ITS KIND 80588
5 ITS WORTH 78529 (examples should be It’s)
6 ITS MEMBERS 71223

7 ITS ABILITY 68825

* collocates further with ‘due to’

8 ITS USE 66640
9 ITS CUSTOMERS 56253
10 ITS PLACE 51979
11 ITS VALUE 43635
12 ITS HISTORY 42589
13 ITS NO 41028
14 ITS WEBSITE 40440
15 ITS HEAD 39023
16 ITS BUSINESS 38902
17 ITS CORE 38898
18 ITS SIZE 38417
19 ITS INCEPTION 36001
20 ITS PRODUCTS 35869

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