Are or Our?
on Sep 04, 2011, Updated Jan 19, 2022
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.
Wondering about the difference between are or our? It’s easy to make this error, but a quick read through this explanation and a thorough proof reading of your own work should help you avoid making this simple error.
I took off yesterday morning with no kids. I needed some time to think without interruption since learning the news of my 15 month old’s hip dysplasia condition. I wish I would have taken a picture of the sign I saw while out and about…it made me chuckle. And I need a laugh these days.
The sign at Golden Corral across the street from Target said:
Come inside and try ARE new chocolate fountain.
Yum! The sign made me want to run right inside, not to eat the chocolate, but to tell them to FIX it! But I refrained and drove to the mall instead.
I’m sure I don’t have to explain Are/Our to you! But here goes anyway:
Our is a pronoun. – When ARE you going to come inside and try OUR new chocolate fountain?
Are is a verb. – Are you going to come inside and try our new chocolate fountain? We promise to be better cooks than grammarians.
Have you seen any funny signs lately? What did they say? Enjoy your day!