Grammar: Your or You're?

Lesson 23: Your or You're?


Your or you're?

Stop monkeying around and learn the difference between your and you're…

How can we tell your and you’re apart? Luckily the difference is pretty simple...

What's the difference?

Your is possessive, which means that something belongs to you.

  • Example 1: I dropped off your books at the library. 
  • Example 2: What’s your name?

You’re is a contraction (or combination/shortening of) the words you + are.

  • Example 1: You’re my one and only supporter!
  • Example 2: You’re sure this is a good idea?