|Let’s see the difference.|
It is a common mistake not only for students learning English but also for native speakers is the difference between Your and You're in written English.
This happens because both words sound the same when they are spoken
So let’s see the difference
|What is the difference between Your and You're?|
The most simple explanation is that:
Your = a possessive adjective. It shows possession, that something belongs to the person you are talking to. e.g. This is not my pen, it is your pen.
You're = You are. It is a contraction (or short way of writing). e.g. You're crazy = You are crazy
Here are the examples below to show you more about the difference how to know when you are using the correct one:
- Possessive Adjective, refers to something a person has or owns
Your pen – so the pen belongs to you.
It is never You’re pen.
Normally we use
Your + Noun (thing)
Your English will surely improve if you’re keeping these in mind.
- Is a short combined form, You’re = You are
You’re wonderful = You are wonderful
You’re + Adjective (description)
You’re + Verb – ing (action)
You’re glad you were able to do it.
Your oven is so big.
My crazy neighbour is your crush.
You’re breathing hard when you are sleeping.
You’re the best friend of my best friend.
The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
Doing nothing is very hard to do. You never know where you’re heading.
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You don’t look like your twin brother.
You’re going to be late.
Is that what you’re wearing?
I think you’re lying.
If you’re ready, we can go.
I can’t believe you’re a doctor!
When you’re my age, you’ll understand
What is your name?
Is this your pen?
Your book is on the table.
This is your chair and this is mine.
What happened to your dog?
This is your best work ever!
Your being here is causing some problems.
I didn’t know your working late would be so difficult.
Why don't you go take a warm shower and I'll have a hot meal with your favorites ready by the time you're done