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When to use You're and Your

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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.