your

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English

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Alternative forms

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

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Determiner

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?

Translations

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Contraction

your

Usage notes

  • 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 also


Middle English

Determiner

your

References