is mixing up your and you’re.
I have been blog hopping tonight, and I cannot even begin to tell you the number of times I have come across this mistake. I’m not naming names. I’m not that kind of person. Most of the blogs I hopped on tonight aren’t blogs I usually read, but quite a few of them had the same common theme: they used your when they needed to use you’re.
Now, I will be the first to admit that I am not perfect. I mess up all the time. But, if I happen to read my post and see an error, I go back and edit it. I have to. I’m weird like that. I’m certain there are dozens of mistakes on this blog. If I find them, I will edit them. If you feel the need to point them out to me after this post, I will still go back and edit them. Grammar is a *huge* deal to me. Just ask my husband. He hates it when I correct his grammar.
Anyway – back to the point at hand. Your and You’re have two very different meanings.
~ Your shows ownership: That is your sweater. This is your lucky penny. Your house is beautiful.
~ You’re is the way to say you are: You’re going to get a headache from all that noise. You’re my favorite blogger! Don’t touch that or you’re going to be sorry!
See? It’s really not that hard.
Please know that I’m not coming down on anyone in particular. I see this mistake all over the internet. I’m sure I’ve probably made this mistake myself and didn’t catch it. This is just a pet peeve of mine and I felt the need to give an English lesson tonight. Flame me if you must, but I had to get it off my chest.