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Use the word "its" #1 (permalink) Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:39 am   Use the word "its"
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #101 "Possessive pronouns", question 5

The computer quickly stores information on ......... huge memory.

(a) yours
(b) theirs
(c) its

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #101 "Possessive pronouns", answer 5

The computer quickly stores information on its huge memory.

Correct answer: (c) its
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use of its, please.

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Use the word "its" #2 (permalink) Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:09 am   Use the word "its"
 

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The word its is an adjective and is the possessive form of it. You need its when you talk about something that a thing or an animal possesses:

The old computer has one megabyte of memory.
Its memory is small.


The possessive adjectives are:
my, your, his, her, its, our, their

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The word its is often confused with it's. The word it's is usually a contraction of it is.
It's can also be a contraction of it has.
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Use the word "its" #3 (permalink) Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:06 am   Use the word "its"
 

Hi,

I can’t really understand why the “on” preposition is used here instead of “in”?
My logic is that an information is stored inside the memory cells of computers and that’s why I need to use the “in” preposition in such cases.

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Use the word "its" #4 (permalink) Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:31 am   Use the word "its"
 

Hi DEA, I agree with that. I would use 'in' there too.
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Use the word "its" #5 (permalink) Mon Jul 18, 2011 14:58 pm   Use the word "its"
 

I agree. I would also use 'stored in its memory'.
On the other hand, I would use 'stored on the hard drive'.
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