Most Common Mistakes 4 There or their


“There, there”, said the care bear with a stare, “You can have their pears. They’re over there.”


There


As something at a distance

in, at or to


--- ‘Look over there’


‘I want to buy that cake there’


‘There was a stray cat living in the run-down building’


‘There are some noodles in the pan’



Their


Possessive pronoun ---

ie. it has to belong to something and has to proceed a noun



‘That is their house’


‘That is their house over there’


It is thus the same kind of word as:

his, her, their, your



They’re


Contraction of

They are


So needs to be followed by an adjective or continuous verb


‘They are brown’


‘They are walking in the hills today’





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