Your vs. You're
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...is the possessive form of the word "you". The word "you're"...
...now we're talking y-o-u-apostrophe-r-e...
...is a contraction of the words "you" and "are".
Let's look at some examples.
Say Mean Girl comes at you with the classic, "Your mama's so ugly, her portraits hang
Or, "Your mama's so stupid, she stared at a box of juice because it said 'concentrate'."
In these examples, Mean Girl is insulting your mother.
Pfft. Time to show this chick how real girls talk smack.
You could go with the nuclear option and tell Mean Girl, "Well, you're so fat that you're
not just a beep on the radar...
...you're a beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep."
Or, there's always, "You're so dim-witted, you probably don't even know that the state space for
position and momentum states is the space of square-integrable functions."
In these examples, the words "you" and "are" have been smashed together to form
the contraction "you're". So, just remember, y-o-u-r is the possessive
form of "you"...
...and "you're" with an apostrophe is a contraction of the words "you" and "are".
And now that you're familiar with this grammar rule...
...and clued in to some excellent insults...
...go give Mean Girl a verbal lashing she'll never forget.