I Know the Difference Between Your and You're

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    How Hard Is This?

    I can't believe how many people I encounter in life that do not know the difference between these two words and how to use them. How did you get a high school diploma and not understand the basics of grammar? SAD!
    absofabo absofabo
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Dec 19, 2009

    You're Your Own Worst Enemy

    English is a complicated language, but if you read enough you can figure it out.
    ibesilly ibesilly
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2008

    I Do

    And this experience group reminds me of how it was drummed into me at School and then how I would then drum it into the students that I would later tutor, with such random exercises. Yet i admit, that when i am typing very quickly, I am prone to make this mistake just as...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 30, 2008

    Maybe It's Petty But...

    Using your when you're  should be used makes the writer seem not-so-well educated in the mechanics of the English language. If the writer is an English Language Learner I can understand the mix-up, otherwise, it just drives me nuts! For the record - your implies...
    Gem1970 Gem1970
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2008
    mickitg mickitg
    46-50, T
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    It Irks Me

    I've noticed some misuse of there vs. their by some people who should have known better - like they're going to get there car fixed. Huh? Then there's accept and except - when you accept something you receive it and when you except something you are leaving it out but people get...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    Sep 10, 2011

    Your (or Is It You're) Song

    Your is the possesive pronoun. It belongs to you. You're is a contraction of you are.I'm not a pedant, but there are an awful lot of people who get this wrong, including one or two nameless individuals I know working in education! 
    mizzen123 mizzen123
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Apr 3, 2012


    It's ridiculous how many people don't know the difference. It's actually quite pathetic. I mean, I could be drunk texting someone and still distinguish between the two.
    FiveByFive303 FiveByFive303
    22-25, F
    Dec 31, 2011

    Also There....

    their , or they're, its and it's, which and witch, whether or weather!! It seems teaching Grammar isn't seen as a priority any more.
    Fredricka Fredricka
    51-55, F
    Apr 30, 2012

    you should too or at least learn the difference.

    oh yea and do yourself a favor and learn the difference between there their and they're
    Reef182 Reef182
    18-21, M
    Aug 25, 2015

    My Biggest Pet Peeve

    This is literally my biggest pet peeve OF ALL TIME. I cannot stand it that people, no matter what the age, still do not know the difference between "your" and "you're."  It makes me SOOO angry.  In fact, yesterday I said to my parents...
    x1x2x3x4 x1x2x3x4
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2008
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