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Writing: Possessive determiners — Harder example

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get up from that chair because doctors say that walking for even two minutes every hour can have a significant impact on your health all right so we're underlined you're and this is strange because you apostrophe re this is a contraction for you are and so we should just be able to replace it with you are and see if it makes sense because doctors say that even walking for two minutes every hour can have a significant impact on you our health well that clearly doesn't make any sense I am NOT health so let's not let's rule out keeping it the way it is and the intention here was to have you're the second person possessive your health whose health your health so this is a something that you have you have your health so this is what was intended and they sounded the same but they're spelled differently we want why oh you are yours health that doesn't even that that doesn't even sound right or a significant impact on their health well their health doesn't make sense because they're telling that this sentence is speaking and speaking to the second person it's saying get up from that chair speaking directly to a person so if I'm speaking directly to a person I would say hey you I wouldn't say hey them or their health so I would rule out these two as well so very important to realize this this your versus your this is something this is one of the most common grammar mistakes I would say your your versus your your is up there with their versus their and it's and it's versus it's and in all of these cases these are possessive pronouns right over here and these are other things this one over here and this one over here these are contractions and they're this is in reference to something this is kind of saying a location here or there or there are so many things well this is a possessive so these are good ones to know and you know I think even the best of folks have made this mistake when they're typing an email really fast and so it's definitely good thing to keep a close eye on