Posted by: episystechpubs | January 29, 2016

Editor’s Corner: You’re welcome.

Dear Editrix,

The other day you did a quiz on the word “welcome.” I enjoyed that, but I am wondering about the phrase, “you’re welcome.” I see it misspelled or misused a lot, and I thought maybe you could discuss it a little.

Sincerely,

Mindful in Monett

Dear Mindful,

You are all too correct—your and you’re are often confused. Most commonly, I’ll see the response to “thank you” written as “your welcome.” In that case, your is incorrect because your is a possessive pronoun. Instead, the response to “thank you” should be “you are welcome,” or you can use the shortened contraction form “you’re welcome.”

Hopefully, we will now see less of this mistake.

Yours truly,

Editrix

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

619-542-6773 | Ext: 766773

Symitar Documentation Services

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