Your vs You're - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

"Your" and "you're" often get confused, not only by English learners around the world but also by many native English speakers. Let's break it down. "Your" is a possessive adjective that indicates ownership, while "you're" is simply the contraction of "you are". Let's take a look at this example sentence: Your grades are great this semester. In this case, we use 'your' as we use it to indicate ownership. You're the best student in the entire school! This example require us to use 'you're' because it is the short form for 'you are'. Should you not be sure which one to use, think about if you want to express ownership or of you want to say "you are".


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I have learned about expectations for students and teacher. I also learned about the different English levels.This unit explains about the different types of teaching methods such as \"Presentation, Practice, Production\There are five Conditionals, they are Zero Conditional whose form is \"if/when + present tense, present tense\conditional and reported speech conditional,direct and reported speech.Time expressions.verb tenses.pronouns.This unit also makes me think of the countable nouns that take the comparative adjective \"fewer\" or \"more\Productive and Receptive skills reading and listening and also the use of ESA type lessons in the classroom.


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