View Poll Results: ____ not coming

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    Default Their\there\they're 2

    Why?

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    Because they're is a contraction for they are.

    :)

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    That's what I thought.

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    Default Re: Their\there\they're 2

    Right! Some of my students have a hard time with this. Since "they're" is a contraction, you can use either "they're" or "they are" in the sentence. If putting "they are" in the sentence does not make sense, you are probably using the wrong "they're/there/their" term.

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    Default Re: Their\there\they're 2

    Their not coming is no skin off my nose! I didn't want them here anyway!

    (Context makes so many things possible!)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Their\there\they're 2

    They're not coming. Hoho!!

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