Getting It Write
"You're" Going to Love This
In our continuing series focusing on effective writing,
we examine common grammar mistakes. Good writing, free of error, allows
the reader to concentrate on your message. Always proofread your
newsletter well, or have someone read it over for you. While
preparing for your next newsletter, consider this common grammatical
Proper use of “your” and “you’re”
can be tricky. Because they sound the same, it can be hard to remember
which form is correct.
Remember This Rule
“You’re” is always a contraction for “you
Example: “You’re late again!”
“Your” is the possessive form.
Example: “Your mother called while you were
If you are unsure, try substituting every use of the
form “you’re” with the words “you are.” If the
sentence still makes sense, then you’ve used the correct form. Likewise,
check every instance of “your” to make sure you really didn’t
mean “you are” instead.