“You are” is contracted to you’re. Please note the apostrophe and the “e” at the end. “Your” is a possessive. The next time you write “your” do me a little favor and ask yourself if you really mean “you are” and if so, put the goddamn apostrophe in and the “e” at the end. Otherwise, you look dumb. You look really, really dumb. Plus it is like chinese water torture on my brain.
Is it just me, or is this the #1 error people make on the message board? I mean, the whole it’s/its thing is pretty bad too, but since I am guilty of not knowing that one it bothers me a lot less. Perhaps I am a grammatical hypocrite. But please, please, please stop using “your” when you mean “you’re”!!!
It’s the number one mistake I make here, other than simply not reading things properly. Not because I’m not astonishingly anal (I don’t deny such charges), nor because I don’t understand the concept. Also, it’s not because I’m not a fairly-decent typist. But for some reason I change make “you’re” into “your” when typing. If I habitually have this brain-fart, I suspect other people do too. It’s not because we don’t know better.
(On preview: I claim my award for the most negatives in one paragraph)