WA Word Ninja
Were is past tense of “are”.
We’re is a contraction of we are.
We were already happy with WA before the changes.
We’rereally going to enjoy the new features. (we are)
Its is possessive or belonging to it.
It’s is a contraction of it is or it has.
My computer doesn’t work because its hard drive crashed. (possessive)
It’s time to finish this long lesson. (it is)
It’s been great working with all of you. (it has)
Remember: if in doubt, when using contractions, put the whole phrase in your sentence and see if it makes sense.
Uncontract the words. If you want to say “It’s nice out” (or any other contraction) see if “It is nice out” sounds ok. If it does, you’re good to use the apostrohe.