Meaning of YOUR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ jɔ:(r), jʊə(r) ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

Note: 'Your' is the second person possessive determiner. 'Your' can refer to one or more people.


A speaker or writer uses your to indicate that something belongs or relates to the person or people that they are talking or writing to.

Emma, I trust your opinion a great deal...

I left all of your messages on your desk...

If you are unable to obtain the information you require, consult your telephone directory.



In spoken English and informal written English, your is sometimes used to indicate that something belongs to or relates to people in general.

Pain-killers are very useful in small amounts to bring your temperature down...

I then realized how possible it was to overcome your limitations.



In spoken English, a speaker sometimes uses your before an adjective such as ‘typical’ or ‘normal’ to indicate that the thing referred to is a typical example of its type.

Stan Reilly is not really one of your typical Brighton Boys...


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