Next Sunday evening...
Quiet not Quite
Your not You're
Their not They're
I make these mistakes all the time.
What happens is similar to mistaking one twin for another. You
know both twins. They're friends of yours. It's just that you're having an off day.
I know that 'your' is the possessive form of you and 'you're' is a contraction for 'you are'. I can define each of the words but still mix them up. It's not my lack of knowledge that is the problem. It's how I'm perceiving the word.
Sounding words out doesn't always work for me--and I'm not the only dyslexic with this problem.
What does work is--if I suspect I've spelled a word wrong--putting the word in a search engine. But I've got to suspect I've spelled a word wrong.
You can help me. If you've noticed I've spelled a word wrong please tell me--leave a comment for me on Twitter, Facebook or Linked In. Your help with this problem is very much appreciated.