When Typos go Bad: AAA Brief Grammar Lesson


This is one of my grammatical pet peeves, and I'm shocked that it actually made its (not it's) way onto a piece of marketing material! The reverse side also has it, so whoever (not whomever) proofread this thing must have thought it was correct.

Your -- a possessive pronoun for the second person, i.e. your postcard, your invitation, your mistake.

You're -- abbreviated version of You are, i.e. You're Invited, You're Mistaken, You're Embarrassed.

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bing said...

i've seen a lot of it! there are instances that i accidentally write with these mistakes but in an ad or a marketing piece, that should not happen. i do not see any reason but the one who made it just don't know the contraction for the phrase 'you are'.