This is one errors that a lot of Americans make in grammar. I’ve seen a lot of Americans use the verb to be with a noun. Example: You’re phone.
Remember my examples from the last blog. “Your funny” is incorrect because you’re using PA + A (possessive adjective + adjective). So, let’s relate this by talking about family members.
Possessive Adjectives: my, your, his, her, its, our, and their.
Greg’s wife is Charlotte. (Greg + ‘s is essential to show something that he possesses — not literally).
His wife is Charlotte. (His is the possessive adjective, so we’ll need a noun after it to show possession, followed by the verb to be).
Subject pronouns: I, you, we, they, he, she, it.
You’re name is Billy. – Incorrect
Underline the possessive adjectives.
- This is a picture of my daughter. Her/She name is Atticha.
- Frank and Cal are married. Their/They’re son’s name is Jim.
- I love to watch movies. My/its favorite movie is Black Panther.
- We go to ASU. My/Our school is fantastic.
- Our/Your parents are so nice. Do you live with them?
- I have a brand new couch. Its/it’s color is black.
- Jason loves his/our niece. He speaks with her often.