Sunday, December 09, 2007

TIME needs a grammar lesson

Lesson #1: "Your" is a pronoun, used to show that something belongs to you (e.g., "Your cat is eating my cereal."). "You're" is a contraction of "you are" (e.g., "You're really going to let that cat eat my cereal?). The two are not interchangeable.

Pop quiz: True or False: The bold word is used correctly in the following sentence:

"We recognize that the amount of time you spend in Washington means nothing unless your accountable for the judgments you made at the time you had them.

(Answer: False. Maybe Time needs a proofreader.)

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