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THERE VS. THEIR VS. THEY'RE
What’s the difference between there, their, and they're?
There is commonly used to introduce sentences or to indicate where something is, as in It’s over there, next to the window. Their is the possessive form of the personal pronoun they, essentially meaning belonging to or possessed by them, as in Is that their car, or ours? They’re is a contraction of they are.
There are many instances in which they’re confused because their pronunciations are exactly the same. (See what we did there?)
There are easy ways to remember which spelling is right, and they’re actually built into each word.
When it’s used to indicate location, there functions a lot like here (even though it can mean the opposite), and the word here is right inside of it.
You can remember that their is the one that’s used to show possession (like his and her) by remembering that it includes the word heir (a person who inherits possessions).
The apostrophe in they’re indicates that it’s a combination of two words and signals that it’s the one you want to use when you mean they are.
Here’s an example of there, their, and they’re used correctly in the same sentence.
Example: It’s hard to work as a team in that environment—when they’re in there, they’re their own worst enemies.
Want to learn more? Read the full breakdown of the difference between there, their, and they’re.
Quiz yourself on there vs. their vs. they're!
In what order should there, their, and they’re be used in the following sentence?
_____ shoes are over _____, right next to where _____ sitting.
A. their, there, they’re
B. there, they’re, their
C. they’re, their, there
D. their, they’re, there
How to use there in a sentence
Is there/will there be plans to have Jamaica compete in the Winter Olympics again?
There are just as many covetable skirts and delicate silk tap shorts as there are thorn-cupped bras and barely-there g-strings.
She tends to go toward the Lady Gaga deconstruction, Alexander McQueen type of just out-there kind of costume.
Last Friday morning, reams of documents filled the room-there were more than 800 binders of them packed against one wall alone.Oligarch v. Oligarch: London's Courts Attract Litigious Tycoons|Mike Giglio|July 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The there-and-back-again mission was a crucial steppingstone for the company on its path to sending a manned craft into the ether.11 Cool Facts About SpaceX: Dragon, Microsoft, Investments & More|Matthew DeLuca|May 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The door banged shut behind him and I heard him at the foot of the stairs roaring "Ho-ho-there-ho!"The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
We are introduced successively to the Palestinian, the Assimilator, and the Neither-here-nor-there.
Emendations on the here-a-little-there-a-little plan, while they do no harm, do little good.
Swinburne dismisses him in two lines: Maximilian is a good-natured, neither here-nor-there kind of youth.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
There-about many small coffee growers are settled, and several hundred thousand bags of the beans pass through annually.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
British Dictionary definitions for there
- an expression used when handing a person something requested or desired
- an exclamation of triumphthere you are, I knew that would happen!
Word Origin for there
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Other Idioms and Phrases with there
In addition to the idioms beginning with there
- there but for the grace of God go I
- all there
- get there
- hang in (there)
- here and there
- here, there, and everywhere
- in there pitching
- neither here nor there
- no smoke without (where there's smoke there's) fire
- nothing to it (there's)
- somebody up there loves me
- take it from here (there)
- then and there
- where there's a will
- while there's life there's hope