OK, so I’ve never actually seen “yore” used inappropriately. But I’ve rarely seen it used appropriately, either. If the word was just a smidge more common, I’m sure it would be right there in the mixup pile.
For the record, yore is an Old English term meaning a long time ago. Now we’ll move on to our real lesson.
Today’s lesson: when to use your and when to use you’re.
Confusing these two words is so common as to be of epic, national tragedy proportions. Fortunately, it’s one of the simplest grammar blunders to correct.
Your means belonging to the person being spoken to.
You’re is a contraction of you are.
When you need to use either your or you’re and aren’t sure which to use, replace the uncertain term with the words “you are.” If the resulting sentence makes sense, go with “you’re.” If not, use “your.”
If you don’t hurry, [you are] going to be late.
If you don’t hurry, you’re going to be late.
[Not, “If you don’t hurry, your going to be late.”]
Did you forget [you are] coat?
Did you forget your coat?
[Not, “Did you forget you’re coat.”]
Simple, right? Now go back to blogging and don’t let me see that mistake again!