re-checking and double-checking when really it's second nature to me so I shouldn't have to be checking anything at all! lol
Anyways, let's get on with the lesson...
They're going to the store after work. (Right)
We shall ask the shop owner if they're going to close on Christmas Day. (Right)
Steve went over they're. (Wrong)
Got it? Good!
Use There when referring to a place, whether concrete ("over there by the building") or more abstract ("it must be difficult to live there").
- There is an antique store on Camden Avenue.
- The science textbooks are over there on the floor.
- There are many documents that are used in investigations.
Also use There with the verb BE (is, am, are, was, were) to indicate the existence of something, or to mention something for the first time.
- There is a picnic table near the tree over by the lake.
- "I see there are new flowers coming up in your garden." "Yes, they are the ones my grandmother gave me last year."
Use Their to indicate possession. It is a possessive adjective and indicates that a particular noun belongs to them.
- My friends have lost their tickets.
- Their books were scattered all over the kitchen floor.
The trick is spelling the appropriate one, correctly!
Sorry, I can't help you with that other than to say that practice makes perfect and someday it will become something you do without thinking!
Today's Grammar Blooper:
Can you spot the error?