Is it Your welcome or you’re welcome? If you want to be grammatically correct, you need to read this quick answer to a common grammar error!
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Is it Your welcome or You’re welcome?
Which one is it? YOUR welcome or YOU’RE welcome? This such a common 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.
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’re welcome anyway?
YOUR is a possessive pronoun. There is nothing possessive in YOUR welcome so you can’t use it in this instance.
The correct answer is YOU’RE welcome. YOU’RE is a contraction for YOU ARE and the technical phrase is YOU ARE WELCOME. Therefore, the second choice is the only one that can be correct.
Should you even say You’re welcome??
Saying you’re welcome is something we are taught automatically to do. It’s the polite answer to THANK YOU and it’s ingrained in polite society. 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 do the same for me.” They argue that statement shifts the balance of power! It’s an interesting article and you can read it here.
If you didn’t know the right answer, YOU’RE WELCOME for this post! 😉
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