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EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

  • ur (informal, Internet, text messaging)
  • ya
  • yer
  • yo
  • yo' (African American Vernacular)

EtymologyEdit

From Old English ēower, from Proto-Germanic *izweraz. Compare German euer.

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

your

  1. Belonging to you; of you; related to you (singular; one owner).
    Let's meet tomorrow at your convenience.
    Is this your cat?
  2. Belonging to you; of you; related to you (plural; more owners).
  3. A determiner that conveys familiarity and mutual knowledge of the modified noun.
    Not your average Tom, Dick and Harry.
    Your Show of Shows
    Your World with Neil Cavuto
    Not Your Average Travel Guide
    • Glanvill
      Like your heroes of antiquity, he charges in iron.
  4. (Ireland) That; the specified (usually used with a human referent)
    Your man just bought a new car.
    Have you seen what your one over there is doing?

TranslationsEdit

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ContractionEdit

your

  1. Misspelling of you’re.

Usage notesEdit

  • In US English, /jɚ/ is generally the unstressed version of /jɔːɹ/; in many dialects, however, /jɝ/ is frequent even in positions of stress.
  • The use of your instead of you're is a common mistake in written English.

See alsoEdit