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____ are many ways of doing it.


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Tdol

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tdol said:

A. they're already has a verb 'are'.

:( They're are many way of doing it.
:D They're doing it many ways.


B. their needs to modify a noun

:( Their books are many ways of doing it.
:D Their books show many ways of doing it.


C. there needs a verb

:D There are many was of doing it.

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I like the way you used your smileys.

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As a quick check:

If is\are comes after the gap, then the answer is usually 'there'. It cannot be 'they're' and 'their' is highly unlikely
 

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Willbut said:
As a quick check:

If is\are comes after the gap, then the answer is usually 'there'. It cannot be 'they're' and 'their' is highly unlikely

More like impossible. :wink:

The most common error seems to be using there for their, but that impression could be due to recent memory.

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Willbut said:
As a quick check:

If is\are comes after the gap, then the answer is usually 'there'. It cannot be 'they're' and 'their' is highly unlikely

That's right. :D

There is..
There are..

But, some things are likely with -s:

Theirs is.. (Their car is over there -> Theirs is over there.)

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RonBee said:
Willbut said:
As a quick check:

If is\are comes after the gap, then the answer is usually 'there'. It cannot be 'they're' and 'their' is highly unlikely

More like impossible. :wink:

The most common error seems to be using there for their, but that impression could be due to recent memory.

:)

I can't think of an example. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
RonBee said:
Willbut said:
As a quick check:

If is\are comes after the gap, then the answer is usually 'there'. It cannot be 'they're' and 'their' is highly unlikely

More like impossible. :wink:

The most common error seems to be using there for their, but that impression could be due to recent memory.

:)

I can't think of an example. ;-)

Well, somebody who thinks he is a writer (over at the Teenwriting Workshop) uses phrases like up to there standards.

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Tdol

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Up to them there standards???? ;-)
 

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Watch out, you have to use THERE. This is one of the most common mistakes in English. Even native speakers commonly make it.
 

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The difference in these three:

THEIR is used for people if something belongs to them. As a pronoun you can say e.g ITS THEIR HOUSE,

THERE can be used when you are telling where any noun is e.g YOUR CAT'S OVER THERE.

THEY'RE is a contraction - actually THEY ARE. e.g THEY'RE OUT OF CITY FOR A FEW DAYS.

I hope this will help those who are confused;-)
 
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