Commonly Confused & Misused English Words 2!

Hmm, since I’m making this a series, maybe I need to make the title into an acronym… CC&MEW? That’s kind of cute, actually!

Today’s CC&MEW is: Your vs You’re

Your so mean to me!” she cried to her mother. “I am you’re mother, do not speak to me that way!” her mother replied.

If you read that passage and thought something is off, it’s because something is off! Above is a prime example of your and you’re being mixed up. It’s such a common mistake, and in my experience, it’s more often a native speaker making the mistake. Let’s look at what separates your from you’re.

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If you can’t replace you’re with you are, then you need to use your.

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Happy teaching!

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