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 18.104.22.168 (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 22.214.171.124 (talk) at 10:08, 10 September 2006 (UTC).