Misused Words

Their, There, and They're

Their, an adjective, means of or belonging to them.

The robber broke into their house when they were on vacation.

There, an adverb, means in or at that place.

It was there that the accident occurred.

They're is a contraction for they are.

We didn't wait for them to begin our dinner because they're always late.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the three practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) If you were not (their, there, they're), you cannot comment on the incident.

(2) They did not want anyone to scratch (their, there, they're) car, so they parked away from the other cars on the parking lot.

(3) If (their, there, they're) not on time, we shall begin the tour without them.

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