Monday, November 13, 2006

More pet peeves

In a similar vein to my previous post regarding the use of "your" and "you're"'s another common mistake made by people. Knowing the difference between "their", "there" and "they're".

Again, it's not difficult to get right!
  • Their - Implies ownership or possession. e.g. "This is their book".
  • There - Location or at a particular place. e.g. "He is over there at the moment."
  • They're - Short for "They are". Need this be any clearer?
Fools who get this confused will have a fun time trying to write something like "They're there at their home".

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