People often confuse and misuse the words your and you're because they are homophones. The difference between your and you're is that you're is a contraction of "you are" whereas your means belonging to you.
|Examples||"You're making things very hard for me."||"Your fly is open."|
|Meaning||"You're" is a contraction of "you are".||"Your" means "belonging to you".|
Examples of Your and You're
- "Thank you." "You're welcome." Note that it is incorrect to say Your welcome because the intent is to say that you are welcome to ask me for a favor any time.
- I like your shoes.
- You're the love of my life.
You're Welcome vs. Your Welcome
A very common mistake people make is writing "Your welcome" when the correct usage is You're welcome. When you are thanked, you say to the other person "You are welcome [to my help]". But because your and you're sound so similar, people often don't realize that the correct usage is you're welcome.