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Is it “Your Welcome” or “You’re Welcome” (Examples)

Is it “your welcome” or “you’re welcome?” Which is the correct way to reply to someone who is showing appreciation? Which is grammatically correct and incorrect? In English, “your” and “you’re” are often confused. Both relate to specifying “someone,” rather one form is referring to the base forms “you are” and the other “your” the person.

Learn whether it’s “your welcome” or “you’re welcome” in this short guide.

Which is correct? “You’re welcome” or “your welcome”

The correct answer is “you’re welcome.” The reason why this is a common mistake is that we refer to “you’re” as “you are.” “Your” is the possessive pronoun of the word “you.” Meaning, when we refer to something with the word “your,” we are saying that something belongs to that person.

For example, we wouldn’t say that the welcome belongs to a person. It is that we are referring to the person themselves. “Your welcome” would state that the welcome is of ownership to a pronoun (a person).

Your welcomeIncorrect
You’re welcomeCorrect

Why is “you’re welcomed” incorrect?

“You’re welcomed” is not the correct way to say that, “Someone has been thanked.” Instead, we would say, “You have been welcomed.” Or “you have been thanked.”

Additionally, it is the incorrect way to say thank you to someone.

How to respond to someone saying thank you

If a person is saying “thank you,” the correct response would be “you’re welcome.”

For example, if John drove Sarah to the airport. And on the way out of the car, Sarah said, “Thank you for driving me to the airport.” John would respond, “You’re welcome.” If John were to say or write, “your welcome” that would be grammatically incorrect.


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Dalia Y.: Dalia is an English Major and linguistics expert with an additional degree in Psychology. Dalia has featured articles on Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, Grammarly, and many more. She covers English, ESL, and all things grammar on GrammarBrain.

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