Wednesday, 26 June 2019

There/their/they’re

We’ve met this one before, too; it’s another example of those pesky homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings.

The rules:

Use “there” to refer to a place that isn’t here – “over there”.
We also use “there” to state something – “There are no cakes left.”
“Their” indicates possession – something belonging to them.
“They’re” is short for “they are”.

How not to do it:

Their going to be here soon
We should contact they’re agent
Can we use there boat?
Their is an argument that says

How to do it properly:

They’re going to be here soon
We should contact their agent
Can we use their boat?
There is an argument that says

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