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Meaning of “your” in the English Dictionary

"your" in British English

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yourdeterminer

uk   strong /jɔːr/  us   /jʊr/ weak /r/  //
  • your determiner (PERSON/PEOPLE ADDRESSED)

A1 belonging or ​relating to the ​person or ​group of ​people being ​spoken or written to: Is this your ​bag? It's not your ​fault. Your ​mother is ​driving me ​crazy. What's your ​problem?

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  • your determiner (PEOPLE GENERALLY)

B1 belonging or ​relating to ​peoplegenerally: Of ​course you ​want the ​best for your ​children. Garlic is good for your ​blood. informal said before a ​typicalexample of something is given: This isn't your ​usualsciencefictionnovel, but then Brinkworth isn't ​exactly your ​typicalauthor.

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(Definition of your from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"your" in American English

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yourpronoun

 us   /jʊər, jɔr, jər/
  • your pronoun (BELONGING TO YOU)

belonging to or ​connected with the ​person or ​people being ​spoken to; the ​possessiveform of you: Is this your ​umbrella? Let’s take your ​car because it has more ​room than mine.
  • your pronoun (OF PEOPLE GENERALLY)

belonging to or ​connected with any ​person or ​peoplegenerally: Exercise is good for your ​health.
(Definition of your from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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