Your vs You’re – What’s the difference?

This is one of the most common confusions. The problem here is similar to that of there and they’re, in that you‘re is also a contraction.

Youre is really you are, the apostrophe showing the a is missing:
e.g. “You‘re really tall  and your hair is so long.” (You are really tall and your hair is so long).

Your is a possessive pronoun (used with hair above)
e.g. your car, your phone, etc.

One common misuse of the word your is in questions such as:
“Hope your okay.”

It should, of course, be
“Hope you‘re okay.”

Type the missing words from the following sentences in the comments section below:

1- How are __________ dance classes going?

2- I heard __________ going to dance classes now.

3- Where did you park __________ car?

4- Don’t forget to send __________ mother a card.

5- I hope __________ benefitting from the posts!

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