It’s the grammar snob again, and this time I’ll pick up another very common and very unnerving error. If a grammarian sees this particular goof up in your writing, you WILL be mercilessly attacked. We all know about grammarians now, don’t we?
The error I’m talking about is the mixing up of you’re and your. Are you one of the many confused? Don’t worry, you’re reading this and your confusions will be cleared! Let’s look at these tricky words individually:
You’re is a contraction, i.e., a combination, of ‘you are’. It is often followed by the present participle, a verb form ending in ‘-ing’.
You’re a nice person.
I think you’re lying.
I can’t believe you’re here!
Your, on the other hand, is the possessive form of you. It is used to describe something as belonging to you. Your is almost always followed by a noun.
Is this your pen?
Your book is on the table.
Your hand looks a little bruised!
When confused, try replacing you’re with ‘you are’ in the sentence. If it fits, you’re good! Otherwise, ‘your’ is the word you’re looking for!
Very Important Note:
There is absolutely no such word as your’e!!
Want to add something? Have any inputs? Please feel free to leave a comment or contact us. I say it again, we grammar snobs love to argue :D.
At CueBlocks, we love fresh beginnings! That’s why we’re proud to display our work on Top Design Firms, a new …
Beautiful and feature-rich themes can directly impact user-journeys and conversions. In addition to finding a feature-rich theme, it’s important for …
In today’s digital world, almost every business is going 100% online. This means that the first impression a website leaves …
Would you believe there’s a Japanese term for “death by overwork” – Karoshi! The fact that it’s really a thing …
With more and more people moving towards plant-based food products, veganism is on a steep rise. And with the rise …
Are you running a local business or store? If yes, you have a chance to amplify your business’s presence through …