Your and You're

There may be many times I forgive a person for not using the correct terms and proper word usage in the English Language because I too, sometimes have errors and admit that am not perfect in writing,not even in speaking English, however, I have noticed that many of my friends in Facebook and some in Plurk have this problem of using the simple Your and You're. I don't really want them to be settled at the idea that what they use the words for are correct because it surely is not.

Hence, please let me enlighten you with the usage of Your and You're.


Your is the second person possessive adjective, this is used to describe something as belonging to you. Your is nearly always followed by a noun.

What is your mother's name?

Is this your bag?

Your mom is waiting for you.

This is your seat starting tomorrow.

What is wrong with your phone?

Your being noisy disturbs other students.


You're is the contraction of "you are". This is often followed by the present participle (verb form ending in -ing).

You're going to the market, aren't you?

Is that what you're wearing for tomorrow's party?

I think you're wasting your time on that book.

If you're fast, you might catch the earliest train.

I can't believe you're already a lawyer!

When you're here, you'll see them.

Your and You're are pretty much the same because of the way they are being pronounced, however, these two are far different from each other.

There, I hope you are enlightened with the proper usage of Your and You're. If there's one improvement from friends I'd love to know, it's their usage of these words. This especially applies to my friends in Facebook especially in their status display message! Please be careful now.


Lawstude said…
you're correct with your observation sheng. even some of my colleagues commit such mistake. they usually blame the keyboard lol.
dong ho said…
i think your right. not left. pwede ba to? hahaha... sadya to.
kg said…
sheng! editor na editor ang dating! he he!

isama mo na yung its vs it's dyan. :)
jeanny said…

have a nice day Shengskie.
eks said…
baka mamaya, makakita ako ng effects affects diyan? :-D
red said…
You're alone in your room. Your room is well-organized. hehehe.

Nasanay kasi sa text kaya ganun.

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