Their, they're, there

Homonyms are words that sound alike but are spelled differently. Their, they're and there are examples of homonyms.

Their is a possessive adjective that means "belonging to them" ("The children are doing their homework"). They're is a contraction of they are ("They're performing at the concert.")

There can be an adverb or noun referring to a specific location ("Let's go there!") or a word used to introduce a sentence with a delayed subject ("There is an hour left to go"). It can also be an interjection ("There, there. Don't cry.")

Try this quiz to see if you know the difference between their, they're and there.

  

Date modified: 2019-05-01

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