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All the neighbors think our dog is crazy because it’s always seen walking on it’s hind legs and chasing in circles.

a) it’s always seen walking on it’s hind legs and chasing in circles
b) its always seen walking on its hind legs and chasing the self in circles
c) it’s been seen walking on its hind legs and chasing the self in circles
d) its constantly walking on it’s hind legs and chasing itself in circles
e) it’s always seen walking on its hind legs and chasing itself in circles

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06 Nov 2010, 07:22
it's = "it is"
its = possesive pronoun

Knowing this you can boil down to C & E ... all other choices are incorrect in the usage of its and it's

in sentence (c) .. "chasing the self" is incorrect usage

Hence : (e)
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06 Nov 2010, 19:48
gmat1011 wrote:
All the neighbors think our dog is crazy because it’s always seen walking on it’s hind legs and chasing in circles.

a) it’s always seen walking on it’s hind legs and chasing in circles
b) its always seen walking on its hind legs and chasing the self in circles
c) it’s been seen walking on its hind legs and chasing the self in circles
d) its constantly walking on it’s hind legs and chasing itself in circles
e) it’s always seen walking on its hind legs and chasing itself in circles

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D is wrong because we need IT's (IT IS) not ITS. Also at the second place in D we need ITS not IT's (IT IS).

E is correct.
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06 Nov 2010, 20:02
I too chose D at first.

I didn't catch missing apostrophes.. I should sleep now.

E is the best choice.

D needs a clause after because. 'Its' and 'It's' are reversed.
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11 Sep 2011, 00:56
gmat1011 wrote:
All the neighbors think our dog is crazy because it’s always seen walking on it’s hind legs and chasing in circles.

a) it’s always seen walking on it’s hind legs and chasing in circles
b) its always seen walking on its hind legs and chasing the self in circles
c) it’s been seen walking on its hind legs and chasing the self in circles
d) its constantly walking on it’s hind legs and chasing itself in circles
e) it’s always seen walking on its hind legs and chasing itself in circles

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"it's=it is" this is not formal written english and i'm skeptical that you'll see such a question in gmat. although the OA is clear but i still doubt that gmat will test informal written english.
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11 Sep 2011, 17:58
Indeed good one.

I narrowed down to D and E as "chasing itself in circles" made sense, and then picked it's. Hence, E.
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12 Sep 2011, 10:45
yea it's E
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12 Sep 2011, 11:18
I narrowed it down to possesive / usage of "it's", and that leaves us with C and E.
"Chasing the self" in C sounds wrong in my ears and that's the only explanation I can provide.

In conclusion, we are left with the winner: E
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