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    #1

    you vs your

    It not only keeps you hands busy, it engages your whole body while your mind goes somewhere else

    Shdn't the pronoun here be 'your'?

    Please explain.

    Thanks,

    Kiran

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    #2

    Re: you vs your

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    It not only keeps you hands busy, it engages your whole body while your mind goes somewhere else
    You should use your. Because it is a possesive adjective used to show ownership or possession.

    The possessive adjectives are:
    my/your/his/her/its/our/their

    e.g.That's my pencil.
    "My" is an adjective which shows that I am the owner of the pencil.

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    #3

    Re: you vs your

    Hi Kiran,

    Mis-typing "you" for "your" is probably my most frequent typo. You'll find it frequently when you read my first drafts, because I type quickly and because it IS a real word, the spell check function doesn't highlight it as an error. Also you have to read very carefully when checking for errors to notice that the "r" is missing, you will probably find that particular mistake more often than others.

    So it's good that you're clearly starting to recognize mistakes that others make, right?
    Last edited by Barb_D; 30-Jul-2009 at 03:40.

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    Re: you vs your

    Thanks for your clarification, Mara:)

    Dear Barb,

    The reason why I had to ask this doubt is that the source of this sentence is generally very correct grammatically.

    thanks for your intended compliment, Barb:)

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