Miss Azzopardi has noticed that many students in Five White get slightly confused when it comes to using the correct their, there and they’re. Take a look at the following examples.
There – use there when you are referring to a place.
- There is a lovely store on the corner of that street.
- Your book is over there on the floor.
There is also used when followed by the words are, is, am, was and were.
- There are many different colours on that poster.
- There is some milk in the fridge.
- There was a lovely blue shirt in that shop.
Their – use their to indicate possession. The noun in the sentence belongs to them.
- My friends have lost their hats.
- Their dog was very cute.
They’re is a contraction of the words they and are.
- They’re my friends. (They are my friends).
- They’re playing basketball. (They are playing basketball).
- They’re wearing the same jacket. (They are wearing the same jacket).
Leave a comment and have a go at writing a sentence with their, there and they’re.
Challenge: Try writing one sentence with their, there and they’re in it! For example: Their dog ran over there and they’re running after it!
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