Grammar tips – brought to you by a random non-grammarian.
We all struggle with grammar sometimes. Texting is the most common venue for grammar fuck-ups and the worst is messing up: they’re, there, and their. I know the difference and yet sometimes quick fingers make a fool of me too.
But, in case you don’t know the difference:
They’re = they are. Side note: apostrophes can be used to signal the deletion of a letter (or several letters) for contractions. For example, we place the apostrophe in they’re because we removed the “a” from “they are.”
Their = (possessive pronoun) it belongs to them.
There = not here, but there…over there. Waaaay over there.
If you wanted to use them all: They’re driving their car there. Or: Their hubris led the way and now they’re stuck there.
🙂 I invite you to try to create some examples…it was kind of fun, in a very nerdy way.