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    Default Difference between 'your' and 'you are'

    What is the difference between 'your' and 'you are' in usage.

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Difference between 'your' and 'you are'

    Quote Originally Posted by Julius J. Lema View Post
    What is the difference between 'your' and 'you are' in usage.

    Thanks in advance Unnecessary (if it had been required, it would have need a full stop at the end.)
    Welcome to the forum.

    "You're" is simply a contraction of "You are". Some people might tell you not to use "You're" in formal situations and that using it in an exam situation could either get you extra points or cause points to be deducted.

    Did you get the impression there was a difference before you asked the question?

    There is no need to thank us in advance. Simply click the Like button on a post you find helpful.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Oct-2013 at 12:36.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Difference between 'your' and 'you are'

    Sorry i think you haven't answered my question, i was asking of the difference between 'your' and 'you are' and not 'you're and 'you are'.
    Or is your and you're the same thing?

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    Default Re: Difference between 'your' and 'you are'

    'Your' means 'belonging to you'.

    'Put your coat on.'

    Always capitalise I.

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    Default Re: Difference between 'your' and 'you are'

    Quote Originally Posted by Julius J. Lema View Post
    Sorry I think you haven't answered my question, I was asking of about the difference between 'your' and 'you are' and not 'you're and 'you are'.
    Or is your and you're the same thing?
    I am very sorry. I read your post on a very small screen on my phone and I thought it said "you're".

    Rover has answered your question perfectly.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Okay I got it, no problem at all

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    Default Re: Difference between 'your' and 'you are'

    Many, MANY people write "your" when they should write "you're."

    It's a mistake. Be careful with the use of "your" and "you're."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Many, MANY people write "your" when they should write "you're."

    It's a mistake. Be careful with the use of "your" and "you're."

    The worst sentence found (endlessly) on the internet must be Your a looser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The worst sentence found (endlessly) on the internet must be Your a looser.
    ur so write
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post

    Be careful with the use of "your" and "you're."
    And don't rely on your spellchecker to put it right for you. My stupid spellchecker accepts the following as correct even though every word is spelt wrong:

    'Yew no your knot aloud two reed allowed inn hear.'

    ('You know you're not allowed to read aloud in here.')

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