Jun 17, 2019

Your Vs You’re

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My friend bought a monkey and wanted to show it to me. So, we decided to meet at a coffee shop. She came to meet me alone, but I saw a monkey on the window. I wanted to ask her if it was her monkey. But I ended up saying, “You’re monkey” instead of “Your monkey.”

Did you spot the difference?

You’re monkey means I am telling my friend that she is a monkey!

There is another issue with the sentence, you can’t say ‘You’re monkey’, the correct way of saying is ‘You’re a monkey.’

You’re is a contraction of ‘you are’. In most of the contractions, you replace the letters with an ‘apostrophe’.

‘Your’ means it belongs to you.

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who makes this mistake. This is one of the most common mistakes in homophones.

You're vs your

Here are a few more examples:


Is this your book?
How will you get to your house without slippers?
Your dress looks amazing.


You’re a beautiful girl.
You’re a smart boy.
You’re welcome.

Now, let’s use both the words in one sentence:

You’re looking beautiful in your new dress.
Is this your book, you’re an intelligent boy.
Are these your slippers? Take mine, you’re welcome!

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