Meaning of YOUR in English


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 ~ to indicate that something belongs or relates to the person or people that they are talking or writing to.

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

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

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



In spoken English and informal written English, ~ 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 ~ temperature down...

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



In spoken English, a speaker sometimes uses ~ 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 ~ typical Brighton Boys...


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