would it be grammatically correct to say "Yes it's" instead of "Yes it is"?


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Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

The big rule to remember is that grammar is intended to make communication clear and free of misunderstanding. "Yes it's" isn't even close to being clear.

When you use a pronoun (in this case, the 's) the listener/reader needs to be clear about what it refers to.

Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

If you were to say to me - "Yes, it's" instead of "yes, it is" I would be waiting for you to finish your sentence.  Yes, it's ....doesn't mean the same to me as Yes it is.

Is this the correct answer to Problem #3?

Yes, it's.

I would wait and then go, yes, it's what? I would want to be as clear as possible, so I would also err on the side of being understood first,

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

As Didge indicated, if those are the only words in either sentence, what you are saying is not clear.

The contraction it's requires a predicate noun, adjective, or adverb (or equivalent phrase) to convey the meaning of the sentence.

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Information Wizard
Thanks. But answer this. Say I went up to someone and said "I'm sorry I dropped your phone." Then they said "It's ok, It wasn't your fault." could I TECHNICALLY answer "Yes it's" in place of "Yes it Is"? I know that it would be very clear, but technically speaking they have the same meaning correct?

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