there, their, they’re

2 Oct

English has many words that sound the same, but are written differently. They are called “homophones”. Possibly the most confusing same-sounding words are “there”, “their” and “they’re”. If you sometimes get them mixed up, don’t be too embarrassed – many native English speakers do it too. But this is not an excuse to continue making the mistake…


1)      “There” is the opposite of “here”.

2)      “Their” is the possessive, the plural of “his/her”.

3)      “They’re” is just a short way of saying “they are”.

there their theyre


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