These three words – ‘there, ‘their’ and ‘they’re’ – all sound the same but have very different meanings and it’s incredible how many people can’t seem to get their heads around the difference.
But, guess what, there’s no big mystery. Just follow these simple guidelines and you should never get these common words mixed up again…
There is used generally to indicate location, as in: There is the house.
at the start of a sentence
Example: There will be rain tonight.
Their is the possessive form of they. In other words, it suggested belonging.
For example: The children like their toys
The cats drink their milk
They’re is simply an abbreviation of They are
So, instead of writing: They are eating dinner,
We can say: They’re eating dinner.
So, there you have it. Simple really when you think about it.