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"Your" and "You're"

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I hate it, but I deal with it.

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It's my belief that there are acceptable times and places to mess up your grammar. If it's through PM, or a text to a friend? No problem. If it's in an email or in an essay for school, or when you're dealing with unfamiliar people? Absolutely unacceptable.

If I see someone on the forums mess up with your/you're, it/it's, they're/their/there, etc., I don't really mind it. So long as Dey arnt talkn liek dis. I like to spell all my words correctly, but often times, my use of periods/commas seems different. I like to type in the same style I talk. I'm like G-Man up in here.

 

A lot of times, kids be asking me to proofread their papers for a class before they turn them in. That's when I begin to get mad. You're how old again? This looks like a third grader wrote this.

 

My father and stepmother are a little... lacking... in education. It grosses me out. I hate seeing their writing.

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Once, I saw so many people get them mixed up, I sat in my bathtub to have a nervous breakdown.

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I can see what your getting at, it annoys me to when people get they're grammar wrong.

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"You're" and "Your" isn't that hard to comprehend. But "Its" and "It's" is a tough one. :-P

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I use your and you're correctly. I have always been observant of the things I write and i constantly make sure they're in tip-top grammatical shape; unless I'm using satire.

 

However, I fail to see why it irks some people so much when they are used in the wrong way.

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If a person doesn't know whether to write it your or you're, a ur is used.

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It irks me when people use the wrong form of a word. You come from an English speaking country; you should know what form to use! *Turns on Grammar Nazi sirens*

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The only times I use them wrong is either to mock someone or because I really didn't see I typed the wrong form. The same goes for basically every one of these grammar things that people get wrong so often. You're/your, they're/their/there, affect/effect, lose/loose, we're/where/were, how hard can it be? If you get one wrong or don't know what the difference is, no harm done, it happens. English can be a difficult language especially for someone whose mother language doesn't have the same roots as English. But too many people make these mistakes and it shocks me sometimes. It's not just this though. We've also got people that can't capitalize, people that write everything without any periods or commas and can't make paragraphs.

 

Sometimes I'm left to wonder "How hard can it be to write properly?". How hard is it to capitalize? How hard can it be to write periods, commas and so on? What will you do with the saved time you gained from writing "kk" or "idk" instead of "okay" or "I don't know"? Some people..

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I saw the title and I thought you would've referenced Jacksfilms, 'cause he actually made a song titled 'Your vs You're'

 

I am disappoint.

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Most of the time I use the correct form. Sometimes I screw up and end up typing "your" in place of "you're".

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I'm a grammar nazi both in Dutch and in English. Irony will dictate that I'll screw up in this post, but this particular mistake is one I won't make. Frankly I don't understand how people can make it.

 

Actually I think it's probably a lot easier for someone who speaks English as a second language to make the distinction.

 

For example, in Dutch, "your" would be "uw", but "you're" would be "je bent". In Dutch there is no possibility of mixing these up. They're two very separate ideas and you'd translate one as "your" and one as "you're" or "you are". For native English speakers, who grow up saying a word which sounds like "yorr" before they learn to read and write, it then takes a conscious effort for them to train themselves to distinguish between two different (but still quite related) meanings of that utterance, and spell them differently.

 

(And let's not forget about "yore" and "yaw" which both exist, even if they're a lot less common.)

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I use the right forms all the time unless I'm too tired to think. I really don't care how people write it, however, especially on the Internet. I recognise that a lot of people are not native English speakers so unless they're asking for help I'm not going to pelt them with pretentious comments about the proper way to spell things. The point is understanding. If I understand, I make no mountain out of the mole hill.

 

Besides, I sometimes abbreviate "you" to "u" when talking to close friends as some sort of endearing term.

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I always try to use the proper forms of "your"! If I see some one say something like "your standing of my scarf."

it kinda bothers me, but I won't correct them unless we're in an argument and they say something like "your dumb", because how can you call me dumb if you can't even tell the difference between "your fat butt" and "you are fat, but...".

 

Also, if I see someone say something like "Oh, I didn't know I was standing on you're scarf!" I just... am not very happy, but I don't usually point it out.

Also, if someone's first language isn't English, I totally understand, and I wouldn't correct them. 

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