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"There" vs. "Their" vs. "They’re": Know the Difference in Usage
Does 'there', 'their' and 'they're' confuse you? This story will clear your mind of those doubts.
The words '
' and '
, i.e., they sound the same, but they are spelt differently and have different meanings.
Simply put, '
' means "in or at that place".
It usually serves as a place adverb to describe the setting of an action or a pronoun to begin a clause or sentence.
1. The team will meet
and decide the next step.
is a huge shop that sells only candies.
The word '
' is the possessive form of the pronoun 'they' and describes something owned by one or more people.
E.g., They bought a bungalow for their family.
Besides being commonly used as plural, '
' is also used as a
gender-neutral personal pronoun
in place of his or her.
E.g., Someone has left their child here.
" is a contraction that means “they are”. So, you can substitute "they are" with "they’re" without changing the sentence's meaning.
1. They're (they are) not welcome at my house.
2. Even though they're here, no one found them.
So, while '
' is used to signify location, '
' and "
" are used for showing possession and as a contraction, respectively.
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