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Nov 7 2008   12:58PM GMT

Writing for Business – its, it’s, their

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

This management company has each corporate tenant sign _____ lease on the third day of the month.
a. its
b. it’s
c. their

Which is correct?

Answer: a

Tenant is singular and requires a singular pronoun. Choose its instead of their. It’s is a contraction – it is.

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