Difference between YOUR and YOU’RE

Do you know the difference between your and you’re? Even native English speakers often make mistakes with these two words.

Your is a possessive – it means something belongs to you.

  • Ex) your name, your car, your house.

The word you’re is short for “you are.”

  • Ex) you’re beautiful, you’re smart, you’re welcome

Check out today’s grammar comic about the difference between these two wordsand be sure to visit the Kaplan blog for more examples of your and you’re used in example sentences.

Difference between your and you're


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