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Your versus You’re

This belongs to the same class of errors as it’s versus its: a simple mistaking of a contraction for a possessive pronoun.

“Your” is a possessive pronoun used to indicate ownership; e.g. “When your membership expires, renew it online.”

“You’re” is a contraction of “You are”, used in casual writing; e.g. “When you’re finished with your meal, please pay at the counter.”

To summarize, you’re = you are whereas your = your.


Filed under: Business Writing Tips

One Response

  1. It is like nails down a chalkboard each time I hear these words confused with one another. Thank for for addressing such an important issue 🙂

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