Don’t miss the mark: Your vs. you’re

Want your writing to be free from this error?

“Your” is a possessive form of “you”, as in Did you remember to bring your ray gun? 

“You’re” is a contraction for “you are,” as in You’re one ace shot with that ray gun, Johnny!

You’re going to get this right from now on, aren’t you?


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.