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Is itYour welcome or you’re welcome? If you want khổng lồ be grammatically correct, you need khổng lồ read this quick answer to lớn a common grammar error!


Is it Your welcome or You’re welcome?

Well, what’s the right way to answer a Thank You? This such a comtháng error in texting, on facebook, in blog posts. Everywhere. It’s horrible. And the wrong choice makes me vomit a little bit each time I see this error.

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There’s only one right answer, though. Do YOU know which one it is? If you guess, YOU’RE WELCOME, you are correct, my friend!

Why is it You are welcome anyway?

YOUR is a possessive sầu pronoun. There is nothing possessive sầu in YOUR welcome so you can’t use it in this instance.

The correct answer is YOU’RE. YOU’RE is a contraction for YOU ARE & the technical phrase is YOU ARE WELCOME. Therefore, the second choice is the only one that can be correct.

But should you even say You’re Welcome??

Answering a thank you is something we are taught automatically khổng lồ bởi vì. It’s the polite lớn acknowldege the person thanking you và it’s ingrained in so many societies. When we learn a foreign language, it’s one of the first things we’re taught.

The Huffington Post wrote an interesting essay on why you should rethink saying You’re welcome, though. You are welcome essentially means that you accept the gratitude of the person who said thank you. The Huffington Post article offers that a more powerful statement would be, “I know you’d vì the same for me.” They argue that statement shifts the balance of power! It’s an interesting article và you can read it here.

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Some people clalặng the automatic response is dumb và we shouldn’t use you are welcome at all. It would be more appropriate to say, happy lớn help, or glad to lớn have done it, or something along those lines. Then there are the hard liners like my husbvà.

He gets really irritated when someone acknowledges a thank you with yep or uh huh. Why can’t they just the age old answer, he thinks. I’m not really sure where I fall there. As long as you have sầu some polite answer lớn a thank you, it doesn’t really make any difference khổng lồ me. What bởi vì you think?


If you didn’t know the right answer, YOU ARE WELCOME for this post! I know you’d vị the same for me. I love it when people point out my grammar errors, because I do make them all the time.

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If you’re looking for helpful grammar resources, here are my top picks:

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Ongươi says

October 21, 2012 at 8:30 am

I love your (not you’re) grammar points. I’m 63 years old & still learning things! Omi

Sara Storr says

October 23, 2012 at 6:42 am

Michelle says

October 24, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Hahaha!!! And THAT is the biggest problem with English language. Exceptions khổng lồ almost every, single rule.