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whats the difference?

I have always had trouble with the difference between the different forms of their. Can someone explain them without a dictionary (I read it and it never sticks)

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Asked by auroura at 3:25 PM on Sep. 13, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I'll try, lol. I'm horrible at the English language but lets see if I can help anyways. "MY CHILDREN ARE OVER THERE PLAYING WITH THEIR TOYS". There as in "the keys are right there". Their as in "Their toys are all over the place". I hope this helps!

    Answer by Katrina3016 at 3:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • There is a place

    Their is personal

    Answer by m-avi at 3:36 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • They're going to pick up their toys that are over there. :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • it's always been a prob for me, too.
    the answers above are great examples. :)
    what's worse for me are the "too and to"s. i never know when to add that extra "o"

    Answer by dayziesnrozes at 4:17 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • This should work for you. It always worked for my students.
    They're is for "they are" so if you can't say "they are" don't use the contraction.
    There shows location. The word "here" is right in there. See, it's the location, "here" with a 't.' Here or there.
    Their shows possession. It's the other one.

    I love grammar.

    Answer by Pnukey at 4:55 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • For two/to/too. You've got two, the number. Easy.
    Too means also, or a lot of something. I like that, too. I ate too much pie.
    To is a preposition, and needs an object. to what? to where? to whom?

    Answer by Pnukey at 4:58 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • Their is possesive - "The boys are picking up their toys."
    There indicates a place - "The boy's toys are over there."
    They're is a contraction for they are - "They're going to the store to buy the boys some toys."

    To/too - To will be used most often - "I am going to the movies."
    Too (think of using this "too" in place of the word also) - "Would you like to come too?"

    Answer by emnasmom at 4:59 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • they're is a contraction of two words (obviously) they and are
    their is a possessive pronoun meaning belonging to them (I keep it straight because it has the word heir in it)
    there is an adverb of place or is used to start a sentence but has no relationship to any word in the sentence so it is an explitive.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:05 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

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