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English Grammar Lesson – When to use your and when to use you’re August 21st, 2018

When to use your and when to use you’re

Your versus you’re is another tricky situation where two words sound the same, but mean completely different things. But don’t worry, there are some easy ways to remember whether or not you are supposed to use your or you’re.

Your

Your is a possessive and means that something belongs to you. Here are some examples of your being used in a sentence.

Your hair is beautiful.

This coffee cup is yours.

I want to go to your house.

As you can see, your simply shows that someone owns something.

You’re

You’re is easy to remember because it is the words you and are put together. In other words, it is the contraction of you are. This means that instead of saying you are, you can just say you’re. Here are some examples of how you’re can be used in a sentence.

You’re very beautiful.

You’re welcome to use anything in the house.

You’re going to be a big star someday.

Summary

If you ever have problems with remembering the difference between your and you’re just read the sentence out loud using the words your are. If the sentence makes sense using the words you are then you can use you’re, if it does not make sense using the words you are then you can use the word your!

Your vs. You're

You're vs. Your