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Talk:Statue of Liberty

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I thought the apostrophe in "it's base" was correct as the base is the possessive of the "it" (the statue). Is it more appropriate to consider the whole as a single unit? Daecon 10:40, 4 July 2008 (EDT)

The possessive of "it" is "its." "It's" is the contraction of "it is." ThunderkatzHo! 10:42, 4 July 2008 (EDT)
Think "His, Hers" "Hi's? Her's?" SusanG  ContribsTalk 10:44, 4 July 2008 (EDT)
You're absolutely right. My bad. This explained it perfectly. I was about to delete this comment before you replied. Like they say, "Therefore, it's easy to get the two words mixed up, because English does not always follow its own rules!" Daecon 10:48, 4 July 2008 (EDT)
See Help:Mistakes#Those deadly homonymous contractions (written, if I'm not mistaken by our friend Thunderkatz? ) SusanG  ContribsTalk 10:49, 4 July 2008 (EDT)
My Golden rule: "How to tell a native English speaker from a foreigner? The native speaker gets its and it's wrong".
Corollary to the Golden rule: "There, their and they're work as well". Not a native English speaker, (Editor at) CP:no intelligence allowed 10:53, 4 July 2008 (EDT)