your

your
[[t]jɔː(r), jʊə(r)[/t]]
(Your is the second person possessive determiner. Your can refer to one or more people.)
1) DET-POSS 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.

2) DET-POSS 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.

3) DET-POSS 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...

It's just your average wooden door.


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  • your — [ weak jə, strong jur, strong jɔr ] determiner *** Your is a possessive determiner (followed by a noun), being a possessive form of you. 1. ) used for showing that something belongs to or is connected with the person or people you are talking or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • your — W1S1 [jə strong jo: $ jər strong jo:r] determiner [possessive form of you ] [: Old English; Origin: eower] 1.) used when speaking or writing to one or more people to show that something belongs to them or is connected with them ▪ Could you move… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Your — ([=u]r), pron. & a. [OE. your, [yogh]our, eowr, eower, AS. e[ o]wer, originally used as the gen. of ge, g[=e], ye; akin to OFries. iuwer your, OS. iuwar, D. uw, OHG. iuw[=e]r, G. euer, Icel. y[eth]ar, Goth. izwara, izwar, and E. you. [root]189.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • your — [yoor; ] often [ yôr] possessive pronominal adj. [ME your, eower < OE eower, gen. of ge, ye: see YOU] 1. of, belonging to, made by, or done by you: also used before some formal titles [Your Honor, Your Majesty] 2. Informal the: used to… …   English World dictionary

  • your — O.E. eower, genitive of ge ye (see YE (Cf. ye)), from P.Gmc. base of YOU (Cf. you). Cf. O.S. iuwar, O.Fris. iuwer, O.N. yðvarr, O.H.G. iuwer, Ger. euer, Goth. izwar your …   Etymology dictionary

  • your — ► POSSESSIVE DETERMINER 1) belonging to or associated with the person or people that the speaker is addressing. 2) belonging to or associated with any person in general. 3) (Your) used when addressing the holder of certain titles. ORIGIN Old… …   English terms dictionary

  • your —    Used vocatively as a replacement for ‘you’ in a number of titles or mock titles, such as: Your Eminence, Your Grace, Your Majesty, Your royal Highness, Your Honour, Your Worship, Your Reverence, Your Lordship, Your Ladyship, Your High and… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • your */*/*/ — strong UK [jɔː(r)] / US [jʊr] / US [jɔr] weak UK [jə(r)] / US [jər] determiner Summary: Your is a possessive determiner (followed by a noun), being a possessive form of you. 1) used for showing that something belongs to or is connected with the… …   English dictionary

  • Your 64 — Infobox Magazine title = Your 64 | image size = 200px | image caption = Your 64 #1, APR / MAY 1984 editor = Bruce Sawford frequency = bi monthly circulation = 38,012 (circa 1985) category = Computer magazine company = Sportscene Specialist Press… …   Wikipedia

  • your — strong /jO:r/ determiner 1 belonging to or connected with the person or people someone is speaking to: Could you move your car? | That s your problem. | You must all come and bring your husbands. | It s your own fault if you ve lost them. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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