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There, Their, They're

they're - a contraction for the words they are

They're going to the airport.

their - something that belongs to people

We rode in their car.

there - a place; or used with the word are or is

The box is over there. There are five coins in the bag.

Directions: For each sentence, write their, they're, or there in the blank line.

1. Nathan ate dinner at

their____________

house.

  • 2. Carter said

they’re______________

coming over tonight.

  • 3. Olivia set up the computer over __there_____________.

  • 4. My friends cannot find

_______________

jackets.

  • 5. ____There___________

are four squirrels in the yard.

  • 6. ___There____________

is an exciting movie playing tonight.

  • 7. ___They’re____________

always late!

  • 8. The house over

___there____________

is made of stone.

  • 9. You can have another cookie if

left.

____there___________

is one

10. Can you help me fix __ computer?

they’re

_____________

There, Their, They're

they're - a contraction for the words they are

They're going to the airport.

their - something that belongs to people

We rode in their car.

there - a place; or used with the word are or is

The box is over there. There are five coins in the bag.

Directions: For each sentence, write their, they're, or there in the blank line.

  • 1. Nathan ate dinner at

house.

  • 2. Carter said

coming over tonight.

  • 3. Olivia set up the computer over

.

5.

are four squirrels in the yard.

  • 6. is an exciting movie playing tonight.

  • 7. always late!

  • 8. The house over

is made of stone.

  • 9. You can have another cookie if

is one left.

10. Can you help me fix

computer?

Homophones: they're, their and there

These three homophones often lead to difficulty. Try to make sure that you know which is which:

"they're" is perhaps the easiest to remember. It is the shortened form of "they are". For example: They're catching a flight at 11.45.

"their" means "belonging to them". For example: Their house is in Elm Street.

"there" has two uses:

1) to mean a place For example: The post office is over there.

2) with the verb "to be" (in phrases like "there is", "there are" etc) For example:There are 26 letters in the alphabet.

See if you can choose the correct words to fill the gaps in the following sentences. Click on the button alongside a word to see if you're right.

  • 1. They always take

.........

dog with them on holiday.

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their they're there Bottom of Form Let's wait 2. ......... alongside the entrance. Top of Form
their they're there Bottom of Form Let's wait 2. ......... alongside the entrance. Top of Form
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their

they're

there

 

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Let's wait

  • 2. .........

alongside the entrance.

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their they're there Bottom of Form Let's wait 2. ......... alongside the entrance. Top of Form
their they're there Bottom of Form Let's wait 2. ......... alongside the entrance. Top of Form
their they're there Bottom of Form Let's wait 2. ......... alongside the entrance. Top of Form

their

they're

there

 

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Ask them if

  • 3. coming tomorrow.

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their they're there Bottom of Form 4. building an extension to our school. Top of Form

their

they're

there

 

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  • 4. building an extension to our school.

 

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their they're there Bottom of Form 4. building an extension to our school. Top of Form
their they're there Bottom of Form 4. building an extension to our school. Top of Form
their they're there Bottom of Form 4. building an extension to our school. Top of Form

Their

They're

There

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  • 5. are over 1200 students at our school.

 

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5. are over 1200 students at our school. Top of Form Their They're There Bottom of
5. are over 1200 students at our school. Top of Form Their They're There Bottom of
5. are over 1200 students at our school. Top of Form Their They're There Bottom of

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They're

There

 

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  • 6. We'll call in at Mcdonalds if ........

's

time.

 

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5. are over 1200 students at our school. Top of Form Their They're There Bottom of
5. are over 1200 students at our school. Top of Form Their They're There Bottom of
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their

they're

there

 

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  • 7. football team is at the top of the league.

 

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7. football team is at the top of the league. Top of Form Their They're There
7. football team is at the top of the league. Top of Form Their They're There
7. football team is at the top of the league. Top of Form Their They're There

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They're

There

 

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Sam is always

  • 8. ........

in good time.

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7. football team is at the top of the league. Top of Form Their They're There
7. football team is at the top of the league. Top of Form Their They're There
7. football team is at the top of the league. Top of Form Their They're There

their

they're

there

 

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  • 9. Dad was pleased that they had done so well in

exams.

 

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9. Dad was pleased that they had done so well in exams. Top of Form their
9. Dad was pleased that they had done so well in exams. Top of Form their
9. Dad was pleased that they had done so well in exams. Top of Form their

their

they're

there

 

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10. I'm afraid

going to find the move very stressful.

 

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9. Dad was pleased that they had done so well in exams. Top of Form their
9. Dad was pleased that they had done so well in exams. Top of Form their
9. Dad was pleased that they had done so well in exams. Top of Form their

their

they're

there

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11.My parents won't be coming as

........

both working on Saturday.

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their they're there Bottom of Form 12. The teacher told them to leave books on her
their they're there Bottom of Form 12. The teacher told them to leave books on her
their they're there Bottom of Form 12. The teacher told them to leave books on her

their

they're

there

 

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12. The teacher told them to leave

books on her desk.

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their they're there Bottom of Form 12. The teacher told them to leave books on her
their they're there Bottom of Form 12. The teacher told them to leave books on her
their they're there Bottom of Form 12. The teacher told them to leave books on her

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There,, Theiir,, and They’re

Date ________________

1)) There is used to refer to a place or location. Examplle: I live there. In this sentence, there is used to refer to the place where you live. This could be New York City, for example. Examplle: My car is over there.

In this sentence, there is used to refer to the location of your car. This could be in the parking lot, for example. Diirectiions: Replace each place or location with there in the following sentences.

Examplle: I want to go to the

beach. _

I want to go there.

1) I will see you at 2) He lives at 102 State 3) Jessica was born in 4) The car keys are on the

home. _

_________________________________________

St. _

Ohio. _

_________________________________________

_________________________________________

_

table.

_________________________________________

2)) Theiir is used to show ownership. Theiir replaces a singular (non- gender) or plural noun. Examplle: This is their apartment. In this sentence, their is used to refer to an apartment that is owned. This could be the apartment owned by the Roberts family, for example. Examplle: The ball is theirs. In this sentence, theirs is used to refer to a ball that is owned. This could be a soccer ball owned by a group of kids who are playing soccer, for example.

Diirectiions: Use their to show ownership in the following sentences.

Examplle: Tom is wearing a jersey of the soccer their jersey.

team. _

Tom is wearing

1) The Smith family owns this

cat. _

______________________________________

2) They are using the computer of the

school.

_

___________________________________

3) I like the music of the

band. _

_________________________________________

4) The bicycles of the store are

new.

_

_____________________________________

3)) They’re is a contraction of the words They and Are. Examplle: They’re my friends. In this sentence, they’re is used as a contraction of the words They and Are. Diirectiions: Write three sentences using the contraction they’re. Examplle: I don’t know where they’re going. 1) ________________________________________________________________ 2) ________________________________________________________________ 3) _________________________________________________