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Your and you're

Your about to get the best bingo buzz... poster on display outside bingo hall in Carlisle

Notice to encourage dog owners in Thrapston to clear up after their animals!

This is one of the most common confusions. The problem here is similar to that of there and they're, in that you're is also a contraction.

You're is really you are, the apostrophe showing the a is missing:
e.g. "You're really tall and your spiky hair makes you seem taller!"

Your is a possessive pronoun (used with hair above)
e.g. your car, your phone, etc.

One common misuse of the word your is in questions such as:
"Hope your okay."

It should, of course, be
"Hope you're okay."

More Confusions:

Advice and advise
Affect and effect
Bought and brought
Complement and compliment
Discreet and discrete
Hear and here
Its and it's
Lead and led
Less and fewer
Licence and license
Loose and lose
  Plane and plain
Poor, pore and pour
Practice and practise
Principal and principle
Sort and sought
Stationary and stationery - new!
There, their and they're
Threw, through and thorough
To and too
Warn and Worn
Whose and who's
Your and you're

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