Your Head Using "You're"
As sound-alikes, “your” and “you’re” can cause
us to mix up the two in our writing.
The first, your (y-o-u-r) indicates that
something belongs to you. Is that your backpack on the
table? Have you finished your dinner?
The second, you’re (y-o-u-apostrophe-r-e) is a
contraction of the words, you and are. The missing letter “a” is
replaced by the apostrophe. You’re a conscientious reader
if you’ve read this far!
Keep in mind the two uses of the sound-alike
words your and you’re whenever you write.
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