Welcome to another edition of the Teacher’s Desk! Today we are going to talk about Your and You’re. I see these two misused quite often around the web. It really shouldn’t be that difficult to get these two correct. One is the possessive form of YOU. The other is a contraction for YOU ARE. Anyway, here is how you can explain the difference to your students so they can keep them straight.
Your vs. You’re
your – Possessive form of you (typically used before a noun).
Incorrect: You’re piano playing skills have improved!
Correct: Your piano playing skills have improved!
you’re – Contraction of you are.
Incorrect: Your now a piano music master!
Correct: You’re now a piano music master!
Are these words that have been used incorrectly in your homeschool? What are some others you are hoping I will cover? Leave me a comment and let me know what words are driving you batty! Be sure to visit me next week for another set of commonly misused words.