Words Students Confuse - their, there, they're

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edited January 31 in Grammar

Homonyms are words that sound alike but have different meanings. 


Three words that have similar pronunciations but different meanings are theirthere, and they're

Their shows possession - Their cars are parked in the office parking lot.
There is used for location (the opposite of here) - The new restaurant? We will go there next week.
They're is a contraction for they areThey're going to lunch in a few minutes.

Choose the right word in the following sentences:

1. _______________ having a meeting tomorrow afternoon.
2. Hawaii? I have never been _________________.
3. They have to put _______________ shirts in the closet.
4. Did you hear about ___________________ new telephone application?
5. _________________ not interested in changing ____________approach to the problem.
6. You can leave it over ________________ . I'll read it later.

1. They're having a meeting tomorrow afternoon.
2. Hawaii? I have never been there.
3. They have to put their shirts in the closet.
4. Did you hear about their new telephone application?
5. They're not interested in changing their approach to the problem.
6. You can leave the article over there . I'll read it later.
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