You, Your, You're Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: L.2.2.C and L.4.1.G
The word "you" is a pronoun that is used to specify a person the speaker is addressing. The usage of the homophones "your" and "you're" often escapes students until they think about it critically. You will not understand how big of an issue this is until you grade a series of essays from middle school and high school students. Needless to say, it is a very big issue that plagues many students well into college. The word "your" is a pronoun that state ownership (possession) and should be followed by a noun. "You're" is a shortened contraction that means 'you are'. This collection of worksheets will help students better understand the usage of these words.
You, Your, You're Worksheets To Print:
Rematch – There might
be quite a few errors here. Take your time!
Your | You're –
This one does require that you write something on a line.
By Twos – We need
some very original sentences here to complete this masterpiece.
When to Use the Words: You, Your, and You're
You, your, and, you're are commonly used homophones. Even though their spellings and uses are different from each other but the same pronunciation makes it difficult for people to correctly understand and use these three words. Students mostly get confused regarding when and where to use " you, your, and you're". Given below is an in-depth explanation of all three words along with valid examples to clarify the concept:
'You' is commonly used as a second-person plural pronoun. You are used to referring or to point out towards the person being addressed. You can be used as a subject or an object in the sentence. When you is used as a pronoun, it can help to avoid repetition, to simplify the sentences, and to clarify the sentence. Some sentences in which you is used are "you are my only friend, I will give my money to you, I thought that you were responsible, you will be my helper for this experiment, etc."
'Your' is also a commonly used second-person plural pronoun. You is used for showing possession or ownership. When we want to refer something to its owner we use the word "your" to refer it. For example, to tell someone that his or her car is damaged we will use the word your as "Your car is little damaged".
'You're' is a contraction of two words you and are. You're is always used before an adjective or Verb that is ending with -ing. For example, instead of you are doing wrong, we can use contraction you're as "You're doing wrong" to make sentence simpler and easier. Some other sentences using contraction you're include "You're staying with me tonight, You're not accountable for this accident"