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When to use You're and Your

Average: 3.4 (31 votes)

You're really means ‘you are’, the apostrophe (apostrophe = ') shows us that the ‘a’ is missing:

"You're really boring. I wish I didn’t have to sit next to you all day.”

Your is a possessive pronoun and should be followed by a noun:

‘Your car, your phone…’

One common mistake is to say, ‘Hope your okay’.

It should, of course, be, ‘Hope you're okay’.

Have you got it? Then, try these...only use your or you're

  • I haven't seen brother today. Is he OK?
  • Please be careful. very special to me.
  • the last to arrive. What took you so long?
  • Excuse me, dog is eating my bag.
  • Unless you cut down on chocolate never going to lose weight.
  • Remember to look both ways when crossing the road.
  • She said attitude has to change before she agrees to go out with you again.


very funny

no mistakes, English grammar is sometimes very easy and funny. Thank you very much for this lesson. Call Me

Have you got it?

Yes, I have got it.
How truly British these English expressions are!

It's was very simple

Doing this exercise was rather easy. I distinguished both the contracted form of "you are" and possessive pronoun "your" without any difficulty. Thank you.

nice one

no mistakes

No mistakes?

No mistakes? Well done!

Keep up the good work!

Chris M.

Using "your" or you're test is broke!

Filled in the test for when to use "your" or "you're." This question identifies what is correct as being assessment is incorrect!

Excuse me, ____________ dog is eating my bag. Input your which is correct and results show clearly in Red that your is Wrong and thus that you're is incorrectly correct. Hopefully this was a result of a typo and not the result that the person setting the right answer does not know the difference. ECenglish please fix this and everyone please use "your" for your answer otherwise "you're" going to use the incorrect word!!!


Strange, 'your' is showing as the correct answer, I don't know why it is showing as wrong for you!


one should try it actually enjoyed it lol!