Revision:They're / There / Their


Welcome to Brigid's HOW TO AVOID COMMON MISTAKES series. THERE/THEIR/THEY'RE are three common words which often confuse students because they

  • Sound the same

  • Are written differently

  • Have different meanings

Words which sound the same but have different meanings & spellings are called homophones. Contact us for your FREE PRINTABLES - A colourful set of revision cards/ mini posters.

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THERE

Can be used in 3 main ways

There/Their/They're

Adverb

  1. A place you have already mentioned E.g We went to Japan. It was amazing. We want to go there again.

  2. A place which you are pointing to or looking at E.g "Look there!" He said, pointing to a beautiful butterfly.

  • Pronoun

  1. To introduce the subject. E.g There is a spider in the web. There are many bees.

  • Interjection

  1. To show emotion or feeling. E.g "There,there. Do you feel better now?" Asked the nurse.

There/Their/They're

We went to the beach & stayed there all day.

  • I'm going to the Spa today. I'm going to have a massage there.

  • The friends love the new cafe. They go there after class every day.

There/Their/They're

There is a ladybird on the flower.

  • There are 3 strawberry cupcakes & 4 chocolate donuts.

  • There is a big spot on my chin.

There/Their/They're

"There, that didn't hurt." (comforting & reassuring)

  • "There there, you'll feel better soon." (comforting & reassuring)

  • "There! My homework is finished." (happy or angry or relieved)

THEIR

There/Their/They're

THEIR is a possessive determiner. It shows what belongs to or is associated with a group of people or things.

There/Their/They're

There/their/they're

The children are speaking English. It is their favourite language.

  • The horses are in their paddock eating their hay.

  • They are busy doing their revision.

  • Put the crayons back into their box.

  • The family are eating their favourite noodle soup.

  • Cats love to lick their paws.

  • All the players are doing their best.

  • This is their university.

  • The ducks are swimming in their pond.

THEY'RE

A short way to say & write THERE ARE

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There/Their/They're

Can be use in 2 main ways

  • Present tense E.g. They are clever/They're clever

  • Present continuous tense E.g. They are running/They're running

Present tense

There/their/they're

Present Continuous tense

There/their/they're

Quick Quiz!

  1. The unicorns shook ..... manes.

  2. ..... playing tennis.

  3. The children drank all ..... milk.

  4. ..... happy because ..... having a party today.

  5. They forgot ..... books.

  6. "Quick! Look over .....!"

  7. I went to Paris last week. I loved it .....

  8. "..... ....., it will be ok."

  9. ..... are two tables over ....

  10. The cats are hiding in the garden. I can see that ..... over .....

Answers at the bottom

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Quiz Answers

  1. The unicorns shook their manes.

  2. They're playing tennis.

  3. The children drank all their milk.

  4. They're happy because they're having a party today.

  5. They forgot their books.

  6. "Quick! Look over there!"

  7. I went to Paris last week. I loved it there.

  8. "There there, it will be ok."

  9. There are two tables over there.

  10. The cats are hiding in the garden. I can see that they're hiding over there.

Have a fabulous week & see you soon.

Brigid

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