your, you’re, yours

Write you’re when the long form you are can be used instead.

  • You’re (or You are) late again!

The adjective your and the pronoun yours are both possessive forms of you. Do not write either one with an apostrophe.

  • Ms. Kalil, you can pick up your car at the garage today.
  • Are these files yours? No, they’re yours.

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