For the A-Z challenge, I am posting writing and editing tips to help you improve and enhance your writing.
Y is for Your and You’re
It’s nearly the end of my first A-Z Challenge and I can’t quite believe I’ve managed to write twenty-four blog posts so far about writing and editing! So today I’m going to keep it short.
I’m sure you all know the difference, but just in case:
You’re: contraction of ‘you are’.
“You’re looking particularly gorgeous in this picture.”
Your: second person possessive adjective. ‘Your’ is used to describe something belonging to you. It is always followed by a noun or a gerund (a noun made from a verb by adding -ing).
“Could I please have your number?”
On a side note, ‘yours’ is an absolute possessive, and so doesn’t need an apostrophe to show possession. This is also true for ours, theirs, mine, his and hers.
Now, I wonder if I can find a picture of Ryan to use for ‘Z’…