Skip to comments.How to Use There, Their and They're
Posted on 09/22/2011 6:46:15 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
The English language is full of problems like the one presented by there, their and they're. Most native English speakers pronounce these the same way; therefore, it is difficult for some to judge in which situation to use which spelling. Each spelling means a very different thing; if you'd like to learn the difference, read on!
Use there when referring to a place, whether concrete ("over there by the building") or more abstract ("it must be difficult to live there").
Also use there with the verb BE (is, am, are, was, were) to indicate the existence of something, or to mention something for the first time.
Use their to indicate possession. It is a possessive adjective and indicates that a particular noun belongs to them.
Remember that they're is a contraction of the words they and are. It can never be used as a modifier, only as a subject (who or what does the action) and verb (the action itself).
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Then VS than seems to give folks trouble as well.
Woman VS women trips up the tards too.
BTW, got your asbestos undies on? LOL
Yeahbutt, what if they’re putting theirs over there? Huh?
If it drives you nuts here, try taking a look at Facebook. That will be a real intro to the (ever growing) illiterate class.
Where's your comma?
This is HUGH! Finally a series thread for the grammar and spelling nazis. Can we also talk about proper capitalization and punctuation?
To hard too learn.
Two that drive me crazy:
"Are" for "our"
"Noone" for "no one"
No comma required.
Don’t put a comma between the two verbs or verb phrases in a compound predicate.
Incorrect:We laid out our music and snacks, and began to study.
Incorrect:I turned the corner, and ran smack into a patrol car.
Golly gee! They all sound the same. Life is sooooo hard!
They’re is easy but I’ve given up on “Its”.
LOL - yes. I’m ready!
It's their fault!
And what about “your” and “you’re”?
Thanks. I wouldn’t of known this.
Remember-Thyme weights four know won
I see college-educated people on FB (my niece for one) who can’t get “to” and “too” right.
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