Grammar (and other mechanics)

Grammar (and other mechanics)

This is a textbook type thing if you are writing a story and need help with grammar or things like that. Punctuation and capitalization will also be covered.

published on April 29, 201515 reads 8 readers 3 not completed
Chapter 1.

"Your" and "You're"

"You're" stands for "you are." If you replace the "you're" with "you are" and it makes sense, then you used the right type of "you're."

"Your" is possessive. If you're talking about someone's ______, then "your" is probably right. Here are some examples of sentences:

"Your fly is down." That is correct, because it's talking about someone's fly. If you replace your "your" with "you are," it would say "You are fly is down." That doesn't make sense at all, so it's "your," not "you're."

"Your welcome." Are you talking about someone owning a welcome? If you mean to say "Your welcome mat is crusted," then you used the right type. But if you are talking about someone saying "You are welcome," then it should be "You're welcome."

"You're toys are in the yard." It doesn't make sense to say "You are toys are in the yard," so replace it with "your." "Your toys are in the yard," sounds much better.

Here is a paragraph in which I use all of the right types of "your" and "you're.":

"You're very pretty." said Jonathan. I smiled.
"I like your hair," I told him. He grinned and we kissed. "Your lips are so soft..." I whispered. He thanked me. "You're welcome, sweetie pie." I said.
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staygold
THANK YOU!!!
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
NO PROBLEM!!
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