Random Rant for the Week – Your versus You’re

People who use “your” when they mean “you’re” drive me absolutely batty. It’s simple grammar folks. The mix-up tends to happen because they are pronounced the same.

YOUR = possessive pronoun typically used to indicate ownership – “that is your book.”

YOU’RE = contraction of “you” and “are” – “you’re a good writer.”

TIP – Insert “you are” if you’re unsure of which to use. So you wouldn’t have “that is you are book” but you would have “you are a good writer.”

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