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You're vs. Your

Even though you're and your sound the same, they mean two very different things.

You're is a contraction of "you are," as in "You're cute" (or "You are cute"). Contractions combine two words and usually use an apostrophe (’). Contractions like you’re are very common in spoken English.

Your is a possessive adjective. It describes a noun by telling us to whom it belongs, as in, "I love your new dress!" (The dress belongs to you.) Other possessive adjectives are: my, his, her, their, and our.

You can make sure that you use the correct word. Try this. Replace the word you're not sure about with "you are." If you can understand the sentence, use you're. If you can’t, use your.

You're vs. Your Grammar Quiz

  1. an amazing karaoke singer.

  2. not serious about moving to China, are you?

  3. car is very dirty.

  4. right, flirting is fun.

  5. I love turquoise and gold earrings.

  6. baby has big eyes, just like you.

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Barbosa77

Brazil

You're the most wonderful teacher..lol

09:25 PM Jan 22 2010 |

moinkhan

India

always say truth

 

05:23 AM Dec 23 2009 |

heavy girl

heavy girl

Taiwan

You're cool with your new pants!!

09:05 AM Dec 12 2009 |

julywidiawati

Indonesia

You're look beautiful in your yellow sweater.

01:39 AM Dec 08 2009 |

ismaeldavid1994

Brazil

thank you !

10:34 PM Nov 15 2009 |

ken_huangwx@163.com

China

i am chinese girl,should we get be do friend?

08:04 AM Oct 27 2009 |

ken_huangwx@163.com

China

thank you very much

08:01 AM Oct 27 2009 |

shadows goldsmith

Syrian Arab Republic

Is the food for mood or for energy

04:29 PM Oct 25 2009 |

urs4ever

Pakistan

English GrammarYour vs. You're

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Your vs. You're

Even though you're and your sound the same, they mean two very different things. You're is actually a contraction of "you are," as in "You're cute." Contractions like this are especially common in spoken English.

Your is a possessive adjective. It describes a noun by telling us to whom it belongs, as in, "I love your new dress!" (The dress belongs to you.) Other possessive adjectives are: my, his, her, their, and our

09:03 PM Mar 11 2009 |