I had really hoped to make these lessons a regular thing, but they've been put on the back burner! So sorry! It's been since last December, so a little catch-up: I've noticed in the handmade community there are a lot of grammatical errors, so I'm trying to have little lessons to remind us all what I'm sure we learned in grade school.
(You can see my other lessons by scrolling down to the "Labels" on my right-hand column and finding 'grammar'.)
Today's lesson is very simple: there is a difference between your & you're.
Your shows ownership. Your bag. Your box. Your child.
You're is a contraction short for 'you are'. You're going to the store. You're going to pick me up after school. You're gorgeous! You're invited! (I see this one incorrect very, very frequently!)
Think of it this way--Would the sentence still sound correct if I said, "you are"? If yes, then you use you're.