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.

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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".

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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.

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