There and Their and They’re

April 5, 2011

in Lifestyle

There is for pointing out locations, or signifying something, such as: The book is over there. OR: There are too many people in the room. Their is used for possession. Their book is over there. There are too many people in their house.

They're is for when you mean THEY ARE.

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angie April 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Seems so simple, yet almost everyone I know uses them interchangeably……drives me nuts.  Except when I do it. 🙂

Cindy (Prime Beauty) April 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Can you please tell the COLLEGE students I work with this little known fact?

Grams April 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

It was nice to meet you on the SITS Book discussion tonight. I believe we may be kindred spirits. Here is my rant on the same subject. http://gramsmadeit.blogspot.com/2010/01/mother-dunham-lives-inside-my-head.html
I've actually threatened to "unfriend" people on Facebook over this subject.

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