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I have to wonder if it’s pure laziness, or if there is still a question as to how or when to use your and you’re.  In the former instance, your means belonging to.  In the latter spelling, you’re is simply the shortened version of the two words you and are.  To illustrate, if a friend thinks the tastiest food in the whole world is bacon, then your friend’s favorite food is bacon.  You would not say: you are friend’s favorite food is bacon.  And you may have to tell your friend you are all out of bacon.  The full-proof way to get it right every time: check it first by removing the contraction in you’re so it reads you are.  And stock up on the bacon if you’re having your friend over for breakfast … or lunch or dinner.

Which grammar boo-boo do you struggle with the most?

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