Don’t be confused, there are three different words that sound like they’re similar!
Refers to place, position or time.
e.g. There are six CDs over there.
There will be will rain tomorrow.
A shortened form of ‘they are’
e.g. They’re going to get soaked by the rain!
Refers to something that a person or a group of people own.
e.g. Their clothes were soaked from the rain.
You’ve learnt it, now use it!
Now You Try
Fill in the gaps, using their, they’re or there.
- The newspapers are over [spoiler]there[/spoiler].
- “I’ll never understand that sense of humour of [spoiler]theirs[/spoiler],” Mr Ali laughed.
- [spoiler]They’re[/spoiler] picking up the newspapers.
- [spoiler]Their[/spoiler] mouths dropped open in surprise.
- [spoiler]There[/spoiler] wasn’t enough time to deliver all the newspapers.
Click the blurred words to reveal the answers.