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Your vs. You're

This is one of my largest pet peeves. Professionally and socially.


I feel like the differences are taught in 3rd grade along with the differences of there, their, and they're.


Just got an email from a client who used you're instead of your and got triggered. I find myself judging the root of people's intelligence when I see these used incorrectly.


I've absentmindedly made this mistake plenty of times in my life but I just automatically assume the person who uses the incorrect one is not smart. An aggressive assumption I know, but it's just such a simple concept to grasp, like c'mon.



Anyone else feel the same?
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Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
Autocorrect has ruined the English language. It drives me insane daily.ย 

ALSO NOT EVERY "S" NEEDS TO BE POSSESSIVEย 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Ugggghhh I hate the unnecessary possessives.ย 

BOB'S USED CAR'S

Gives me a conniption.ย 
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Ooo thatโ€™s another good one. And the apostrophe after the โ€œsโ€ when using a word ending in โ€œsโ€ in the possessive (ie. Marcusโ€™ car)
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
Right?!?!??ย 
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Agreed. Adult professionals should know better.ย 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
your right..........shit
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
My right is you're wrong @Coffeesforclosersย 
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HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
My mom was a middle school teacher, so I'm irrationally critical of this as well haha
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Same, actually. Thatโ€™s probably where I got it lol
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Upvote if you proofread your comment/reply before posting...just to be sure. ๐Ÿค“
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Currently stressing that I made a hypocritical error somewhere in this thread while criticising grammar lol
DustyGreenField
Good Citizen
EVP, Sales
I don't think your off-base at all. Screw those idiots.
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Hahahaha nice
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
I tend to leave the apostrophe off more than i like to say so im like youre but lazy is better than dumb lol.ย 

Another is when they overuse I instead of Me. I is not the failsafe sometimes me is correct and never used.ย 
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Yeah fair enough.

I and me is a good one, but I think there's generally more leeway. Who and whom as well - I mess that up all the time though.
mcsalesperson1
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
100% Agree
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Thatโ€™s what Grammarly is for. It has saved my ass countless times when I just wasnโ€™t paying attention and fucked up a there/their, etc.ย 
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Huge Grammarly guy over here. ย 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
It annoys me a lot, too. We learned this in elementary school. If you aren't the best in language skills, use a resource like Grammarly.

I also detest when people send emails that look like a text message from a seventh grader:

"ya i can meet @ 2 pm tmrw"ย 

Is that how you address your clients? Jeez.ย 
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Exactly. I'm a huge Grammarly guy as I find myself comma splicing alllll the time. Great tool for a multitude of scenarios.ย 

I can't stand that type of messaging/emailing in a professional setting. Might as well show up to the meeting in sweats.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I mean how can you NOT notice?
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Right??????????
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
For the companies out there that do an assessment test for all potential new hires, they should all have questions on the correct usage of your/you're, there/their/they're, affect/effect, either/or/neither/nor, etc etc. And anyone that get's them wrong is immediately disqualified. Likewise, proper use of commas and apostrophes should be a critical pass.ย 
MrsTechSales
Politicker
+9
Midwest Market Manager
First of all, I feel attacked. I am a serial comma-splicer. However, I'm also a huge grammar nerd. I just can't unlearn 'wherever it feels natural to take a breath in the sentence, put a comma right there!' (<-- comma splice) Mrs. Augustine really screwed me in 3rd grade with that one simple sentence!!!
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
I'm also a huge comma splicer, Grammarly has been my best friend for about a year now.
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BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
I mean I feel like that's a great idea, but I don't know about immediate disqualification.
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Now to kick it up a notch, personal feelings towards the Oxford comma: ready, go.ย 
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Ooo I like this debate.ย 

Personally, I grew up on the Oxford comma so I'm partial to it. For me, not using the Oxford comma is like going out without pants - feels naked.
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Just say no to naked sentences.ย 
MrsTechSales
Politicker
+9
Midwest Market Manager
Oxford comma 100% of the time. Truly, anyone who thinks they're unnecessary can just, and I say this as politely as possible, fuck off.ย 
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
I heard it, quite politely.ย 
CrushingQuota
Enterprise Account Executive
I get emails from CXO's all the time mis-spelling your and you're.ย  It is quite ridiculous I have to say
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
I'm not mad, just disappointed.

Actually, no. It's both.
SalesSpectre
Opinionated
+5
AE
Noone got time for apostrophes in quick casual discourse
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Not about the apostrophes but I feel you
cyclindave
Good Citizen
+1
Salesperson
Grammar:

The difference between knowing your shit, and knowing you're shit.ย 
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
I need this on a mug.
goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
You're not wrong
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
I appreciate the correct usageย 
Bittersweet0326
Politicker
+5
Digital Business Associate
This happens all the time even on websites, advertisements, and in company emails. It feels like there's only a few people left who know how to grammar
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
When I see newsletters, websites, or really any official documents with mistakes like this, it loses all credibility. Now you've made the mistake and gone ahead and tacked on a display of total ineptitude by not proofreading.


Bittersweet0326
Politicker
+5
Digital Business Associate
Totally agree
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
That's a big one. I'd probably judge too.ย 
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Hard not to.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Like you should know better, doesn't hurt to proof read your email before sending. I noticed i do a lot of mistakes when i simple compare the email i have in mind vs what I wrote. But well I work in a region where english is not the 1st language of everybody so I don't make a fuss about itย 
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Have to proofread for sure, and I have been a lot more since this post as to not actively be a hypocrite lol.
AutoSmiler
Arsonist
+7
SDR
Definitely a pet peeve of mine, but when trying to fire off personalized emails, I sometimes misspell and don't catch the mistake before I send it. I am one of those people that really beats themself up about grammatical errors, so it does bother me, but I can't let it get to me because a mistake is a mistake, and I have found myself do be doing this more and more recently. Hopefully, I can find a way to live with myself, ha!ย 
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
I feel that! Definitely had a fair amount of emails where I cringe while rereading. Try and stay on top of my grammar though.
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
if i understand the context, its gravy to me, im also terrible at English so there is that

Trinity
WR Officer
+7
BusDev
Principle vs Principal.ย 
I ignore it bec sometimes it's really a typo + who cares.ย 
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
That's a good one. Also, the amount of people who switch up capital and capitol is wild to me too.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Yes. 100% agree
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