Your v. You're
They certainly sound the same, but they are worlds apart in meaning. Nonetheless, many people tend to use them interchangeably. But we can do our small part to right this problem.
Your is a possessive pronoun. It denotes ownership of something.
For example: Go get your shoes. If you don't see them in the hall, look under your jacket. I'm really tired of you leaving your stuff in the floor.
You're is a contraction of the pronoun you and the verb are.
For example: You're failing to take responsibility for your belongings. Someday, you're sure to appreciate how I've cleaned up behind you.
Tip: If you are uncertain about which word to use in a sentence, insert the words you are. If the sentence makes sense, then you're is the word you're looking for. If you are does not make sense in the sentence, then your should be used.
Now that we've settled that, I feel a calm settling on us all.
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