7/21/08

take note of something we should have learned in 3rd grade.

you're: contraction of "you are," often followed by the present participle (verb form ending in -ing)

your:
second person possessive adjective, used to describe something as belonging to you, nearly always followed by a noun.

It's one thing to make a typo, it's another thing to consistently misuse them.

8 comments:

amanda weber said...

amen!

Chase Abner said...

You have now opened the door for grammar and punctuation snobs to bust your chops.

Here's a good podcast for grammar: Grammar Girl.

Mama2SweetBabyJames said...
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Mama2SweetBabyJames said...

The misuse of your/you're drives me crazy too!

Chelsea Bass said...

I'm glad so many others feel my pain on this.

Chase, did you not know I am married to a grammar snob? I like to think I'm grammatically sound (when I try to be), but Kyle busts my chops all the time!

imgladyouasked said...

Well said. It drives me crazy to read college level papers and to see poor grammar. There and their is the other one that really bugs me.

Jim said...

Yes, I was. Were you?

Madly Hatter said...

Snob? Your hurting my feelign's...