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Which is correct: "your" or "you're" ?


It's very easy to get these two words confused! But there is an important difference in their meanings.

your

"your" means belonging to you.

you're

"you're" is a contraction of "you are".

For example:

Correct: "Here are your instructions for today."

Incorrect: "Here are you're instructions for today."

Correct: "Surely you're not serious!"

Incorrect: "Surely your not serious!"

 

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