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synonyms for your

  • her
  • hir
  • his
  • its
  • my
  • our
  • their
  • vis
  • xyr
  • zir
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What is another word for your?

We don’t traditionally think of your as having synonyms, but there are several situations in which it can replace—or be replaced with—another term.

your own 

The phrase your own is sometimes used as a more emphatic way of saying your, as in I’m sorry you had to pay with your own money, but you’ll be reimbursed. 

one’s

The word you is sometimes used not to refer to the listener or reader but to any person in general, much like how the word one is sometimes used, as in You never know what might happen. Your can be used in this same way, as in When climbing, your first priority should be safety. A more formal way of saying this is When climbing, one’s first priority should be safety. 

yours

Sometimes you can reword what you’re saying to use yours instead of your. For example, instead of saying I think this is your seat, you could say I think this seat is yours.

you

Sometimes, you is used where the word your could also be used, such as in sentences like this: I hadn’t heard about you getting lost. Historically, it was considered more proper to use your before gerunds (for example, getting in the preceding example), but using you is now more common and often sounds more natural.

yer

Yer is an informal spelling of your that’s sometimes used to reflect the way the word is pronounced in colloquial (conversational) speech, as in Pack yer bags!

ur

The form ur is sometimes used as a substitute for your in very informal communications, such as text messages or online posts, as in i love ur new look! However, ur can also mean you are. 

your vs. you’re

Be careful! Sometimes, your is used when it should be you’re, and vice versa. You’re is a contraction of you are. Sometimes, they can even be used right next to each other, as in You’re your own worst enemy.

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How to use your in a sentence

Stretch-your-necks, wags and grind hunters, supplied Jerry, now sufficiently aroused to join in the conversation.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
He had done rough work in Central Asia, and had seen rather more help-your-self fighting than most men of his years.
SOLDIER STORIESRUDYARD KIPLING
Sat Bhai has many members, and perhaps before they jolly-well-cut-your-throat they may give you just a chance for life.
KIMRUDYARD KIPLING
Opposite is a little, hold-your-own school-mistressy young person in pince-nez.
SEA AND SARDINIAD. H. LAWRENCE
Such was the difference between the costume and arms of Master Rend-your-Soul and that of his servant.
A ROMANCE OF THE WEST INDIESEUGNE SUE
He said that with a dogged, none-of-your-business sort of an air, though rather sheepishly for all that.
ON GUARDUPTON SINCLAIR
Say, look a-here, What's-your-name, I'm goin' to give ye ten seconds to tell me the name of that critter.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
She acknowledged the flattery of my look with a patronizing smile and a "How-do-you-think-you're-going-to-like-your-job?"
THE LONG DAYDOROTHY RICHARDSON
The idea of going right into the pantry without a how-do-you-do 21 or a by-your-leave!
THE ADVENTURES OF MAYA THE BEEWALDEMAR BONSELS
Two pompous, red-cheeked, red-necked individuals stepped forward, without so much as a "by-your-leave!"
THE GHOST BREAKERCHARLES GODDARD
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WORDS RELATED TO YOUR

  • hir
  • his
  • its
  • my
  • our
  • their
  • vis
  • xyr
  • your
  • zir
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.