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.”


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’


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


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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