Interestingly the word 'tis was used until the 19th Century as a contraction for it is. Nowadays we are supposed to use instead the word it's which means it is, also it has. Strangely, in the 19th Century the possessive form was it's, so no wonder we're confused when the modern pundits say the possessive is its !
Some people even use the possessive form its' which can't be right as it is singular and its' implies it's plural! There, have I succeeded in pulling the wool over your eyes ?
Another interesting modern variation is using the apostrophe for plural, e.g Cherry's For Sale : Apple's For Sale...I have heard there are little men with paintbrushes and ladders going around deleting apostrophe's from shop sign's.......
|Last Year's Grapes were three weeks ahead of this year's due to cool weather.( Possessive not Plural! )|
|Reminds me of a farm in France...|