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Your and You're

This KS2 English quiz will test you on the words your and you're. Your is a possessive pronoun whilst you're is a contraction of 'you are'. In writing, people often confuse 'you're' and 'your' because they are homophones - the two words sound the same. But 'you're' is a contraction of the words 'you are', whereas 'your' is a possessive pronoun meaning something belongs to you.

Just like the words in our KS2 English quiz titled Their, They're and There, it's important to know which one to use correctly. Once you fully know the meaning of each, then you'll have no trouble using the right one every time!

See if you know the difference by trying this English quiz.

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  1. Choose the correct option.
    You are eating breakfast.
    'You are' becomes 'you're' - 'you're' is a contraction.
  2. Choose the correct option.
    The breakfast which you were eating has become cold and soggy.
    It is your breakfast because it belongs to you - 'your' is a possessive pronoun.
  3. Choose the correct option.
    You decide to have some hot chocolate instead.
    You are (you're) going to have a mug of hot chocolate instead.
  4. Choose the correct option.
    When you open the cupboard door, you see that it is empty.
    Your (possessive) cupboard - it belongs to you.
  5. Choose the correct option.
    You decide to ask Mum if there might be another jar of hot chocolate.
    You are (you're) going to ask your (possessive) mum.
  6. Choose the correct option.
    Mum says you will have to have something else for breakfast and asks what you'd like. You have the idea that you'd like pizza.
    You are (you're) in the mood for pizza.
  7. Choose the correct option.
    Mum thinks you must be joking.
    You are (you're) joking.
  8. Choose the correct option.
    You tell Mum that you will absolutely starve if you can't have any pizza.
    Your (possessive) mum, you are (you're) going to starve.
  9. Choose the correct option.
    Mum decides that you will enjoy some hot, buttered toast.
    You are (you're) going to enjoy your (possessive) toast.
  10. Choose the correct option.
    After all the fuss, you decide you don't feel hungry any more.
    You are (you're) not hungry.

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