"Your" vs. "You're"! Listen Up, Kids!

"Your" vs. "You're"! Listen Up, Kids!

The most irritating mistake in grammar that I notice on blogs, social networks, and even in press releases is the confusion between 'your" and "you're."

The second I see someone fall into that terrible trap, I think, "Moron!"

But then I calm down and realize that perhaps they just weren't listening in school for those three months.

So here's the deal.

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"Your" is possessive. It means you own something.

As in "your iPhone," "your cauliflower," "your overpriced condo," and "your bad grammar."

Meanwhile, "you're" is a contraction of "you" and "are."

Use it in "You're gorgeous," "You're a bottom," "You're out of line here, missy," and "You're finally starting to pick up some grammar tips."

Got it?

You're welcome.

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