Monday, June 29, 2009

ABC's and 123's

I am by no means an ‘English Nazi’, but there are some basic rules that we (as ‘adults’) should live by. By ‘adults’, I mean anyone who has ever finished the 4th grade.

And because I am a giver, I am going to review some of the basic 4th grade English rules:

Difference between your and you’re:

Your= possession of something
Your house is on the right (if you’re in 4th grade you might not remember where you live).

You’re= you+are
You’re a sweet spirit, bless your heart (This was tricky it has both types in it).

Differences between their, there, and they’re:

There=reference to a place
The cute boy is over there.

They lost their tickets to the concert (So sad for them).

They’re=they are
They’re going to High School Musical 17 (Zac doesn’t look so adolescent anymore).

I could go on, but I don’t want to overload our brains.

Stay ugly, but more importantly-stay smart.


  1. Ashamed that I mess this up all the time. "Your" tuturial will help me. "You're" something else. Haha, see I learn. Happy week to you!

  2. My Christian Bale loving coworker has a problem with the your/you're rule. It has been a long, uphill battle for him.

  3. Seriously, I cannot thank you enough. But I will try. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    These are huge pet peeves of mine.

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