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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Your Vs You're

Updated: Jul 18, 2019

Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. I know what you're probably thinking: "Oh man, I've stumbled upon another blog post on the difference between your and you're. Make it stop!!"

I have to agree on that point. There's a ton of information on the web on this topic, including a few funny memes and pictures like the one below. But with all due respect, if the general public weren't so confused over the difference between your and you're, then there wouldn't be anything for a Grammar Nazi to write about. Right?

Your vs. You're — What's the difference?

Your shows possession. Use it when talking about something that belongs to someone.

* Is that your cat?

* Can I borrow your truck for the weekend?

* That is your house, not mine.

* What is your name?

* Steve, your blogs are funny and super informative!

You're is simply an abbreviation of you are.

* Stop doing that. You're making me mad!

* You're so funny.

* I know what you're thinking.

* I think what you're doing is terrific.

* I hope you look this good when you're my age.

Thanks for reading! If you're in need of an extra set of eyes to look over your next corporate message, blog, website, article, resume, term paper, etc., call Edit This.

*STEVE GAMEL is the Owner/President of Edit This®, a writing and editing services company located in Denton, TX. Along with being a sports writer for the Denton Record-Chronicle, Steve handles anything involving the written word. Give him a call today to help give your business a clear voice.

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