Your and You’re: What’s the Difference?

Your and You’re: What’s the Difference?

Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. I know what you’re probably thinking: “Oh man, I’ve stumbled upon another article 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. 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.


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