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    Their\there\they're 1

    What is the difference between them?

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    Re: Their\there\they're 1

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    What is the difference between them?

    :D They took their time.

    their is a possessive pronoun: as a possessive marker it modifies the noun 'time' and as a pronoun it refers back to 'They'.


    :( They took they're time.

    they're is a subject pronoun (i.e. they) plus a contracted verb (i.e. are). Simple sentences have only one verb phrase, not two as in 'They took' and 'they're'. Subject pronouns (e.g. They, We, She) occur before the verb and object pronouns (i.e. them, us, her) occur after the verb. The pronoun 'they' cannot modify a noun. 'their' is used to modify a noun.

    :( They took there time.

    there can be an adverb of place (e.g. I agree with you there) or a noun of location (e.g. They took us there - to that place).

    Cas :)

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    I couldn't agree more. ))

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    Re: Their\there\they're 1

    Again, watch out, this is such a common mistake. You must be careful! Use THEIR.

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    Re: Their\there\they're 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I couldn't agree more. ))
    I think it's clear .

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    Re: Their\there\they're 1

    i still have trouble understand

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    Re: Their\there\they're 1

    explain to me cleaere please

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    Smile Re: Their\there\they're 1

    their(is apossesion prounon of there) for instance

    he-his (he has agood cell phone- did u see his mobile phone?)
    she-her (she has new notebook - did u see her new notebook?)
    they-their (they have their luggages- they prepared they luggages for travelling.)


    here, there . we are using them when we refer to specific place, this place almost near.
    here ( can u come here plz?)
    there ( can u see them there?, yes i can)

    they're

    he is

    they are (they're ) they are coming fom there.

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    Smile Re: Their\there\they're 1

    I totaly agree with smsm1985,with his eg. too

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    Re: Their\there\they're 1

    They're = they are
    ex: They are nice people/ They're nice people (they= pronoun + are= verb)

    There ex1: There are a lot of apples in the basket. (don't know what type of word it is,though)
    ex2: I don't want to go there! (I don't want to go to that place, adverb of place)

    their= possessive pronoun, the correct one here
    ex: I love their house. (the house that belongs to them)

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