Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Over there, they're improving their ability to correctly use the words "there," "their," and "they're."

  • Used the same way as here. "Go over there." "There are three monkeys jumping on the bed." "There you go again!" "Hi, there, what's up?" "I'll start putting the toy together, but once I get to step 3, you can take it from there."
  • A contraction of they are. "They're having a good time." "The Baggins will move when they're ready."
  • A possessive pronoun showing ownership by a group. "They put the groceries into their car." "The aliens put little caps onto the tops of their pointy heads."
Quiz: How should the sentence read? (Answers at the end of this post.)

No treasure was they're when there rowboat slipped onto the sandy beach. There going to find there treasure tomorrow when their more rested and their is enough sunlight for they're search.

No treasure was there when their rowboat slipped onto the sandy beach. They're going to find their treasure tomorrow when they're more rested and there is enough sunlight for their search.

Copyright 2009 by Thomas L. Kepler, all rights reserved


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