'Yours sincerely' or 'Your's sincerely'? Which one do you think is correct? Here, we will discuss the second-person possessive pronoun in the English language.

"Yours" vs. "Your's" in the English Grammar

Is "Your's" Correct?

Even though one might see "your's" in written texts even by native speakers of English, "your's" is incorrect.
You should never write 'yours' with an apostrophe.

Why People Make This Mistake?

This mistake comes from the fact that we can add 's' to almost every noun to show possession. So one might think 'yours' should be spelled 'your's'. However, this is always wrong.

'Yours'

Function 1: Possessive Pronoun

'Yours' is the second-person singular and plural possessive pronoun. It refers to something that belongs to the person or people that you are addressing.

Is that kid yours?

Function 2: Yours = Your Home

Especially in British English, and in informal spoken language, 'yours' can mean 'your home'.

Can I crash at yours for tonight?

Function 3: Yours = Your Family & Friends

'Yours' can mean 'your family and your close friends'.

I'd like to invite you and yours for dinner on Sunday.

Function 4: in Letters

Usually, at the end of a letter or email before writing their name, people write phrases like:

  • Yours
  • Yours sincerely
  • Yours faithfully
  • Yours truly
  • Sincerely Yours
  • Yours truly

'of + possessive pronouns'

Sometimes, to show belonging you can use the structure of 'of + possessive pronouns'.

Is he a friend of yours?

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