Their vs. There vs. They're
Their (pronoun) is used in the possessive case of "they" as an attributive adjective, before a noun.
Here are some examples:
1. "The students were asked if the rabbit was their class pet." Explanation: The pet rabbit belonged to the students, so it is theirs.
2. "They were the ones who had their pictures taken for the newspaper article." Explanation:Their refers to 'they' who are being photographed for the newspaper.
There (adverb) regards
1. a place,
2. a point in action ,
3. a matter, or
4. a position;(pronoun)
5. at a place or point;(noun)
6. a state or condition
Let's look at some examples of each instance:
1. There (regarding place)(adv.): "The cat sat there."
2. There (regarding a point in action)(adv.): "She stopped there to ask for directions."
3. There (regarding a matter)(adv.): "Your objection is warranted there."
4. There (regarding a position)(adv.): "Hi there, friend."
5. There (at a point)(pronoun): "There are memories here."
6. There(as a state or condition)(noun): "The playing field is from here to there."
They're(subject + verb)is a contraction, which means it is a shortened way of writing and pronouncing the words, "They are."
1. "They're going to bed at 8PM." Explanation:'They are' going to bed at 8PM.
Let's use both they're, their, and there together in a sentence.
"On the way to the movie theatre, they're discussing that their plan is to eat popcorn there."
Fill in the Blank:
1. __________ party is going to be so much fun.
a) There b) Their c) they're
2. ___________ are many things to remember while you're packing for a trip.
a) There b) Their c)they're
3. ____________ going to be made that we didn't wait for them before leaving.
a) They're b) there c) their
Answers: b, a, a
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