'There' or 'Their' - what's the difference?

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edited March 2016 in Vocabulary
A lot of students confuse 'their' and 'there'.  They sound the same but they have very different meanings.  It's important that you understand the difference and don't make this simple mistake in your writing.  Here's how to remember the correct use of the words...

Their = belonging to them

We went to their house = the house belonging to them.
Students who study hard deserve their degree = the degree belonging to them.

There = to/at/in that place

He lives over there = he lives in that place
We are going there for the holidays = to a place for the holidays.
The new high school?  Yes, he's working there now = at the place he is working.

In the comments boxes below, write two sentences using 'there' and 'their'.


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