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There, They’re & Their

They’re – There – Their are pronounced the same, but spelled differently according to their usage. It is one of the most common mistakes many of us do quite often. Lets’s have a look on their usage correctly.

There

‘There’ refers to a place and it has many different uses:

There and here are adverbs of place, there is the opposite of “here”

Examples:

  • She is over there.
  • Just go there.
  • Do you want to go here or there?

 Pronoun that introduces a noun or clause.

Examples:

  • There is something cooking up.
  • Is there a garden?

 Noun that means “that place.”

Examples:

  • From there, we went to Paris.
  • I’m not going in there with you.

They’re

They’re is a contraction i.e., a abbreviated form of they are. (In they’re, the apostrophe replaces the letter ‘a’ and the two words are combined into one.)

Examples:

  • They’re not coming with us.
  • They’re not leaving on Sunday now.
  • They’re going to be late.
  • I think they’re hiding something from us.

Their

Their is used to show possession. It is like my, your, his, her, its, and our. ‘Their’ is the third person plural possessive adjective, used to indicate something as belong to them. ‘Their’ is nearly always followed by a noun.

 Examples:

  • Where is their house?
  • Can you assist the guests to their rooms?
  • Their books are on the bookshelves.
  • This is their room and this is ours.
  • What happened to their cat?