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Tdol

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What is the difference between them?
 

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tdol said:
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. ;-)))
 

arakolay

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

smsm_1985

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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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I totaly agree with smsm1985,with his eg. too:-D
 

Mihai_alexandru

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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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This is my computer not their computer, they're intending to take it with them so there will be no computer left here. ;-)
 

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Their: is possesive pronoun, you use it when you want to say that something belongs to a group of people in which you are not included.

Ex: Their house is the one at the corner.

There: this is an adverb, you use it when you want to point out a thing. You use it if you want tell somebody where something or somebody is.

Ex: There is the pen.

They're: this is the contraction of "They Are".

Hope this helps! :-D..
 

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Their is a possessive pronoun.

They're is a subject pronoun plus a contracted verb.

There can be an adverb of place or a noun of location.
 
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I absolutely agree with Mihai_alexandru
 

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I keep seeing this being done wrong, by supposed natural English speakers as well. If they stopped to think what they're trying to say, would they get it right?

their - something that belongs to them
there - referring to a place, answer to where
they're
- short for they are
 

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The correct answer is "their"
 
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