Category: Tutorials

Spelling Rules for Whose and Who’s

Do you sometimes choose the wrong spelling for these two words that sound the same: “whose” and “who’s?” Here are the spelling rules to remember: “Whose” is an adjective that essentially asks a question about the ownership of something: > Whose shoes are they? > Whose science project won? > I don’t know whose idea that was. …

Spelling Rules for Their, There & They’re

Many people get confused by the three different spellings for these three words that sound exactly the same: their, there, and they’re. Here are the rules. “Their” is a possessive, third person, plural adjective relating to “something belonging to them” – as in: their house, their political party, their stupid rules of grammar – and the entities …

Spelling Rule for Its versus It’s

Are you unsure when to use an apostrophe for the word “it’s?” Here’s the spelling rule for its versus it’s. This spelling mistake is so common now, it has everyone second-guessing which one is correct. “Its” without an apostrophe – is a possessive, third person, singular adjective that typically relates to something other than a person. The noun …

Spelling Rule for “Your” versus “You’re”

Here’s a quickie tutorial for one of the most common spelling mistakes: knowing the spelling rule for “your” versus “you’re.” Your is the second person singular adjective that relates to something “you” possess: Your clothes Your car Your outlook on life You’re is a contraction for “you are.” You’re going to be impressed. You’re on the right …