“your” and “you’re”

4 Oct

This pair of homophones (words that sound the same) is the cause of much confusion, not only for English learners, but also for native speakers. So what’s the difference between them?

“Your” is the possessive form, for example: “this is MY book, but that is YOUR book”.

“You’re” is a short way of saying “you are”, for example: “you are smart” or “you are eating”.

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