Sunday, August 15, 2010

Your vs. You're: Is He Really Your Uncle?

Gotta love folks who are quick enough to snap a photo of a grammatical goof they spot on TV. @gabegamauf's photo on Twitpic captures how a your vs. you're blooper apparently made it past MTV's crack proofreading team.

Where does MTV go wrong? It mixes up the homophones your and you're.

Quick rule:
  • Use you're when you mean you + are. You're watching MTV.
  • Use your to indicate possession. Your TV is turned on.

Correction: Your uncle David was talking about getting married.

No comments:

Post a Comment