They’re .vs. Their .vs. There

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Now you probably looked at the title of this post and thought, “Really? They’re, Their, and There? I learned that in grade school.” Yes, I did too. Yet so often (not typically on here) I see people using the wrong kind of ‘there’.

They’re
A contraction of two words ‘They’ and ‘Are’
Typically, if you’re not sure if you’re using the right form of ‘They’re’ then see if you can change it to ‘They Are’. If it still works you’re probably okay.
Ex. They’re going on vacation; They are going on vacation

Their
Pronoun
Shows possession
Ex. It is their home
There are many definitions and forms of ‘Their’ and they can be found here

There
Adverb
Usually in reference to a place or person, pointing it/them out in some way
Ex. I went there last month
There are many definitions and forms of ‘There’ and they can be found here

Short and simple post today, but honestly, for writers, knowing the three forms of ‘There’ is so vital and so helpful. Are there any words like this that you often find yourself confusing? For me it tends to be ‘Accept’ and ‘Except’. I know they mean different things, but I tend to struggle with the context a little bit.

Do you have words like this?

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