How to comfort grammar nerds

By February 13, 2017Blog

If you had to consider the homonyms that are most often misused and misspelled, these three are probably very high on the list. This blog post will be short and sweet but will hopefully help clarify the use of they’re, their, and there.

They’re – A contraction. Otherwise known as ‘they are’. Other contractions include we’re or you’re. For example: They’re (they are) sure this is the correct use for ‘they’re’.
Their – A pronoun (a word that takes the place of a noun). Other pronouns include I or you. For example: Their use of ‘their’ is correct.
There – An adverb (a word that describes a verb, adjective, or another adverb). Other adverbs include gently or here. For example: There is no reason to confuse ‘they’re’ and ‘their’ anymore.
And all together now… They’re are going over there to eat their cake now.

Now, you can have your cake and eat it too! Because this trio will not mess with you any longer.
Keep well lovelies,
M

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