changed "homonyms" to "homophones"... a homonym is a word that is SPELLED identically to another word, but with a different meaning, such as "read" and "read" (as in, present and past tense of read). A homophone is a word that has an identical sound but different spelling to another word, in this case "its" and "it's". Please correct me if I'm wrong.—This unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) at 19:02, 10 March 2005 (UTC).
One or two words?
Obviously "it's" is a contraction of, for example, "it is", but does "it's" still count as two words, or is it seen as a single word?—This unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) at 10:08, 10 September 2006 (UTC).
It's meaning there's: "colloquial"?
As far as I know, this expletive "it" in place of expletive "there" is a feature of AAVE, not simple colloquial English. I'm not a linguist, but can anyone else refute or support? Mr. Nile (talk) 20:27, 4 March 2016 (UTC)