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Related to you're: you're welcome


you are: You’re going to the party with me.
Not to be confused with:
your – belonging to you: Is this your child?
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree


 (yo͝or; yər when unstressed)
Contraction of you are.
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(jʊə; jɔː; unstressed)
contraction of
you are
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(yʊər; unstressed yər)
contraction of you are.
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1. 'your'

You use your /jə/ or /jɔː/ to show that something belongs or relates to the person or people that you are speaking to.

Can I borrow your pen?
Where's your father?
2. 'you're'

You are is also sometimes pronounced /jɔː/. When you write down what someone says, you write this as you're. Don't write it as 'your'.

You're quite right.
You're not an expert.
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(ˈbiː giː) abbreviation
Bachelor of Engineering; first degree in Engineering.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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"But I want to speak to you, please, when you're at liberty."
You think you're a good deal of a big-bug, DON'T you?"

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