Their, There, and They’re

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Hey there. Someone sent you the link to this video to let you know there’s a difference between the words there, their and they’re. It’s not difficult to figure out, I promise you that. Why can’t you just take two minutes, pay attention, and learn the basics?!

There is an adverb which means into or to that place. To use this word properly in a sentence, you would say something like We are going there tomorrow..

Their is a pronoun, which is defined as a form of the possessive case of they used as an attributive adjective, before a noun. It’s simple to use this word in a sentence. Try something like: We are going to their pool party next week..

They’re is a contraction of the words they are. If you are writing a sentence and are unsure as to whether you are using this word correctly, ask yourself if you can substitute they are, instead. If it works, you’re in business! They’re all going to the tweetup tonight.

See? It’s really not that hard. Start paying attention in school – especially to your English teacher!

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3 thoughts on “Their, There, and They’re”

  1. When I was in school, definitions were hard to for me to remember, so I would remember what each one was by this rule:

    “Their” is to possession because there is an “I” in the word and this implies “If this is not mine, it has to be theirs.”

    “There” is to location, or being somewhere because this form of the word has “here.” in it, and this implies “If I was not there, I must have been here.”

    “They’re” is to “they are” because of the apostrophe in the middle of the word. The apostrophe implies that there should be a space and the letter “A” are missing.

  2. Next will you please address my pet peeve… people who don’t know the difference between less and fewer? I cringe every time I hear people use less when fewer is required. (If you can count it, it’s fewer. If it’s an aggregate amount, it’s less.)

    Thank you so much.

  3. Trust you to use tweetup in one of your examples! Good post though Chris, I cry a little bit inside when I see someone using any of those words incorrectly. It’s like a stun gun to the head.

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