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# Difference btwn your's,her's,our's, their's& yours,hers,ours

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07 Jan 2012, 20:10
Can anyone explain me the use and difference between your's, her's, our's, their's and yours, hers, ours?
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08 Jan 2012, 19:23
Someone correct me if I am mistaken, but I don't think you ever write "her's", "your's" or "our's"

The way I think about a word like "your" is that it is the second person possessive adjective, used to describe ownership. When used properly, it is almost always followed by a noun.

When you don't follow the word with a noun, then you can use "yours"

e.g. "Is that dog yours?"
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24 Jan 2012, 07:31
your's, her's, our's, their's
I don't think one can use the above words. These are not like it's, which is basically a contraption, a short-form, of it is So, similarly, he's would be he is and so on.
One doesn't say your is, and so on.

and yours, hers, ours. These are possessive cases. Eg. This pen is yours. This book is hers.

Hope this helps
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Re: Difference btwn your's,her's,our's, their's& yours,hers,ours  [#permalink]

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30 Aug 2018, 09:56
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The first set of words are incorrect. An apostrophe s is a short form of writing, for example,
It's - It is
You're - You are

I think the below 2 line conversation would clear the doubt.
Jon - Who's pen is it?
David - It's hers. (hers is referring to a third person)

I hope this helps.
Consider giving a kudos, if it helped.
Re: Difference btwn your's,her's,our's, their's& yours,hers,ours   [#permalink] 30 Aug 2018, 09:56
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