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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

There - They're - Their

They all sound the same, but oh my, what a difference. Defuse this: There is a reason why they're so confused about their language. There (subject/noun); they're (contraction, they are ); their (possessive pronoun).


Suzanne said...

I just taught a lesson on homophones today. The kids are still confused about there, their and they're. I know some adults who are also still confused. :)

The Grammar Anarchist said...

Many of those grownups are confused about the meaning of "homophones". That's why I'm yelling and rebelling!