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[yoo r; unstressed yer] /yʊər; unstressed yər/
contraction of you are:
You're certain that's right?
Can be confused
yore, your, you're.
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  • Catch a wave, and you're sitting on top of the hydrosphere.
  • you're so far inside the box, you can't see you've been buried, along with your dead football gods.
  • If you're trying to convince your boss to let you telecommute, you quickly run into a data problem.
  • Lying in bed, you're totally conscious, and you realize that strange things are happening.
  • you're connected enough to get insider information, but not sure if you're connected enough to get away with it.
  • One of the best ways to conserve water is to buy recycled goods, and to recycle your stuff when you're done with it.
  • you're late, the traffic is a nightmare and you're yelling at the kids to stop fighting in the back.
  • If you're looking for breaking the monotony of your life, the only cure is to pack your bags and go.
  • Check in at our favorite weekend hotels and you're instantly on vacation.
  • If you're not tenured yourself, your letter will do little good.
British Dictionary definitions for you're


/jʊə; jɔː; unstressed /
you are
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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