They’re, There, Their differences and how to use them
They’re, There, Their explained
The problem with these words is that they sound identical but have completely different uses and meanings.
- A contraction of they are:
- They're going to be late.
- They’re looking for my jelly beans.
Either an Adverb describing a place:
I saw her standing there.
Don't go there.
- or a pronoun used to begin a sentence:
- There is no doubt in my mind.
- There are no more jelly beans.
- There seems ‘to be some confusion about those jelly beans.
The Possessive form of the pronoun they - usually modifies a noun
- Their books
- Their house
- Their jelly beans