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  • Hello Fanny. Your a great teacher.

  • Wrong!

  • Hello guys. My name is Fanny.

  • and in this video I'm gonna tell you about the most common English mistake in the universe.

  • Now even native speakers make that mistake.

  • My mother makes that mistake.

  • And to be honest, sometimes I do.

  • Its not so much a speaking mistake. It's a writing mistake.

  • It's actually to write the possessive adjective 'your' instead of

  • the contraction 'you're' from 'you are'.

  • This is the most common English mistake

  • But you need to fix it if you want to speak proper English.

  • Okay, so let's take a look at a few example sentences together.

  • "Your daughter is pretty."

  • So 'your daughter'.

  • This is the possessive adjective of 'you'.

  • Whose daughter?

  • Yours.

  • Okay?

  • So the daughter belongs to you.

  • That's a possessive adjective.

  • So the sentence is correct.

  • In the second sentence,

  • "You're a pretty daughter."

  • See the difference?

  • Now this is not a possessive adjective.

  • This is the verb 'to be'.

  • But it's the contraction, so it's "You are a pretty daughter."

  • and the contraction is "You're a pretty daughter."

  • The problem here is that 'your' - possessive adjectives and

  • 'you're' - contraction of the verb 'to be'

  • have the exact same sound in many English-speaking regions.

  • Okay it's very similar.

  • So when we speak, it's the same.

  • People don't hear the difference.

  • So the very important thing is to write it properly.

  • And there are so many spelling mistakes.

  • If we look at the third sentence:

  • "Your a nice person."

  • What do you think?

  • Is the sentence right or wrong?

  • Well it's wrong.

  • "Your a nice person."

  • "You are a nice person."

  • So it's the verb 'to be'.

  • Okay, so it's not 'your'.

  • This is the possessive adjective

  • and it should be "you're"- you apostrophe 're'.

  • Okay?

  • I hope you understand the difference between the

  • possessive adjective 'your' and the verb 'to be' contracted so "you're".

  • Okay so spelling is key here.

  • And when you speak English, people don't hear the difference.

  • so it's fine

  • but it's important to know how to write it and in fact if you look at Facebook

  • pages or Twitter accounts, even from native speakers,

  • you will see this mistake.

  • Don't hesitate to correct native speakers. Okay?

  • Everybody should stop making that huge mistake.

  • I hope you now have a better understanding and you will not make that mistake again.

  • Thank you very much for watching my video.

  • Thank you guys for watching my video.

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  • See you.

Hello Fanny. Your a great teacher.

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You're vs Your | Common English Mistakes

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    Samuel posted on 2018/08/02
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