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It's very hot this summer.
There's much hot this summer.

Hot is an adjective only, and we can't use it as a noun. The noun is heat.

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There's a pain in my leg.
My leg is paining.

We generally use pain as a noun, and precede it by have or feel.

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I had a good shoot at the goal.
I had a good shot at the goal.

Shoot (in football) is the verb. The noun is shot.

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She doesn't trust and her friends.
She doesn't trust even her friends.

And is a conjunction only, and we can't use it instead of the adverb even.

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The bird was feeding its young.
The bird was feeding it's young.

The possessive adjective its is correctly written without the apostrophe. So also hers, ours, yours, theirs take no apostrophe.

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