What is the difference between 'your' and 'yours' in letter writing? — Samuel , Ghana
Your is an adjective that means "relating to or belonging to you." Yours is a pronoun that means "that which belongs to you." Yours is also used in letter writing as a closing. Your is less commonly used as a closing in letter writing. Below are some examples of how each is used.
Youradjective: relating to or belonging to you
I like your new hat.
Is that your car?
: made or done by you
Thank you for your donation.
He needs your permission to go to the party.
Yourspronoun: that which belongs to you
Is that car yours?
We have two coats in the Lost and Found. Yours must be the smaller one.
He said he was a friend of yours.
Yourspronoun -- used at the end of an informal letter
I wanted to say thanks for helping me yesterday.
Your is only sometimes used in letter closings. Below are some examples of how it might be used:
Your biggest fan,
Your dearest husband,
Your most devoted friend,
Below is a list of more formal letter closings:
With sincere thanks,
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