Thy vs Yours - What's the difference?

thy | yours |


As an initialism thy

is türk hava yolları'', the native name of ''turkish airlines .

As a pronoun yours is

that which belongs to you (singular); the possessive second-person singular pronoun used without a following noun.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

thy

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . More at thou.

Determiner

  • (archaic) That belongs to thee; the possessive form of thou .
  • (archaic, or, literary) your (informal); that belongs to you (singular).
  • See also
    * thee * thine * thou * thyself * your

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) (term) "because, forwhy", shortened form of , instrumental case of . More at the, that.

    Conjunction

    (-)
  • (obsolete) because.
  • See also

    * forthy * why * forwhy

    Statistics

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    yours

    English

    (wikipedia yours)

    Pronoun

  • That which belongs to you (singular); the possessive second-person singular pronoun used without a following noun.
  • :
  • That which belongs to you (plural); the possessive second-person plural pronoun used without a following noun.
  • *
  • *:“Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are'' pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling ''à la Mérode! Oh, it's very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better.”
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  • Usage notes

    * In British English the adverb almost invariably follows the word yours'' at the end of a letter; in most dialects of American English it usually precedes it. As a general rule, ''sincerely'' is only employed if the name of the recipient is already known to the writer; a letter begun with ''Dear Sir'' or ''Dear Madam'' finishes with ''faithfully''. ''Yours'' on its own and ''yours ever are less formal than the other forms.

    Derived terms

    * up yours * what's yours * you'll get yours * yours truly * you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours

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