Many people are confused by when to use you're or your. Even people from English speaking countries regularly get them mixed up!
Here are the simple rules to remember when using these words:
You're - is short for You are.
You're very good at English. or You are very good at English.
I think you're a wonderful sister. or I think you are a wonderful sister.
Your - is the possessive form of you. Your is used to show something belongs to someone.
Is this your cat?
Don't forget your passport!
Hint: When you are not sure which one to use in a sentence, replace the word your/you're with you are or my. If the sentence makes sense with you are - use you're. If the sentence makes sense with my - use your.
This is not your/you're rug.
Which sounds correct?
1. This is not my rug.
2. This is not you are rug.
Number 1! So we know the correct sentence should read: This is not your rug.
Try it yourself, which of these sentences are correct?
1. Your very good at spelling.
2. I think I may have lost your pen.
3. Can I read you're newspaper?
4. Your welcome.
5. The money is in you're pocket.
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