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You’re or your? Teach your homeschool kids to know the difference!

by | Sep 14, 2015 | Grammar & Spelling


A while ago, an ad for a popular product caught my eye. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the product’s appeal that got my attention, but rather the glaring mistype that said: “Your on!” 

Grammar errors are problematic any time, but when a multi-million dollar corporation pays through the nose for marketing and advertising, it’s especially awkward when a mistake like this slips through the cracks.

Like it’s/its and they’re/their/there, the words you’re and your are often used incorrectly. You’ve seen (or maybe even used) examples like these yourself:

Your the best.
I hope your feeling better soon.
Your making a good point.
Dad says your in trouble!
Your such a talented artist.

Is It You’re or Your? Test It!

When in doubt, try this quick test: Ask yourself if it should say “you are.” If the answer is yes, then you’ll want to use “you’re.”

You’re the best.
I hope you’re feeling better soon.
You’re making a good point.
Dad says you’re in trouble!

You’re such a talented artist.

That little apostrophe makes a world of difference. Practice with your kids to help them use these words correctly. Here are a few quizzes and worksheets to help you get started!

Find more help teaching your kids about important grammar concepts:

Your vs. You're - Know the Difference