I'm making a card for a teacher and on the front cover I wrote You're the best Mrs. Ray. Is that the correct way of using You're?

asked May 31 '13 at 04:40 Cody James pierce New member

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Yes. "You're" is the contraction for "you are."


You are the best, Mrs. Ray.

You're the best, Mrs. Ray.

link comment answered May 31 '13 at 04:51 Tony Proano Expert

Yep, that's correct. The apostrophe means that something is missing - this often happens when we speak. Instead of saying 'you are' we prefer the easier-on-the-tongue 'you're'. On the other hand, 'your' is a possessive adjective. This means that it requires a noun. For example, 'your hat'. In spoken language 'your' and 'you're' often sounds the same, though.

link comment answered May 31 '13 at 06:43 Ahmad Barnard Expert

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