afaik, you're is an abreviation of "you are", but I've seen frequently people using it as possessive pronoun (your), is that an usual mistake or is it accepted?


[...] you're users are [...]
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    Yes, its a common error. Many people don't get apostrophes.
    – Chenmunka
    Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 10:55
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    Many native speakers are only marginally literate. You can be a fluent speaker and illiterate or semi-literate.
    – TimR
    Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 11:50

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It's a common mistake and is by no means accepted. Your means belonging to you, you're means you are, without exception.


It's a common enough mistake that native English writers often don't bother pointing it out to others. I make it often enough when I'm writing in a hurry. I wouldn't call it acceptable. You should fix it if you can.

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