YOUR vs. YOU’RE: Learn the difference

Do you know the difference between your and you’re? Even native English speakers often make mistakes with these two words. They are pronounced the same, but used differently in written English. Let’s find out when to use your vs. you’re.

Your: Meaning & Examples

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

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

You’re: Meaning & Examples

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.

Now you know when to use your vs. you’re correctly!

YOUR vs. YOU'RE: Learn the difference Espresso English

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