An Apostrophe

How do I know when to put An Apostrophe in it's?

The word it's is always short for it is (as in it's raining) or in informal speech. For it has (as in it's got six legs).

The word its means belonging to it (as in hold its head still while I jump on its back). It is a possessive pronoun like his.

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