Friday, October 30, 2009

They're/There/Their Driving Me Loopy!

Me Again! Miss Grammar! Ready? Oooooh Kaaaayy!

They're / There / Their

They're = a contraction of "They are."
For example: They're going to the mall. They're a happy couple. They're in the house.

Whenever you can say "They are," you can use "They're."

There = a location. In or at that place or position.
For example: We are going there tomorrow. There once was a man from Nantucket. I put the keys right there! There should be a law against pants so low, you can see your underwear!

Their - Belonging to them.
For example: Their house is beautiful. Their son made the All-County Choir (wh00t! Go Jake). I think their objections are ridiculous.

Let me wrap it up for you. Ready?

Their daughter thinks they're crazy to go there after dark.

Thank you, thankyouverymuch.

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