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    " Your " and " You're"

    I have day-to-day e-mail correspondence with one Ameican person.
    Just one small quote, please:
    ..." your getting into some complex coding"...
    Instead of "you're welcome" the person always uses: " Your welcome".

    I'm sure that the person uses correctly this form (The English-American is his/her native language) and no reasons to make any mistakes. BTW, the person is high-educated, I mean s(he) is not person from some "neighborhood street".

    My question: Is this some short form of "You're" or just slang from the south-west part of USA. If it is, do the Americans use only this form or and Englishmen do either. Till now, I haven't seen some Englishman to use this form.

    I'm sorry, but I'm using tjis opprtunity to ask and one more question please. The qusteion is related with my before last sentence.
    ...or and Englishmen do either
    Is it correct form or it' s better to say:
    "...or and Englishmen do too".
    I want to learn once forever this form with "either"
    For the "neither" I've got answer.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by zoriv; 20-Jan-2006 at 21:14.

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    Re: " Your " and " You're"

    you see...
    It seems more like " the language" that people use on the internet
    In fact it can be a local slang...
    of course you know that " youīre" itīs the contraction of you are and "your" itīs the possessive pronoum.
    unfortunately there are no rules when it comes to the internet

    thatīs my opinion... certainly there will be a lot more

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    Re: " Your " and " You're"

    It's risky to assume that simply because someone is educated, all the grammar coming out of their mouths will be flawless. I've been living in the USA for a while now, and I've found that many educated, graduate school-level Americans tend to say things like "He should have went before" or "He would have did it if you'd told him". I imagine it is a consequence of the restricted use of the perfect tense by many Americans.


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