There / Their / They’re

I’m not the first person to highlight this… and I’m sure I won’t be the last.  Some people may say it doesn’t matter, and I’m being pedantic… maybe they’re right…

Anyhow… for anyone who’s interested.  A brief note on the correct usage.

There: This word illustrates the place or position of something.

For example:

  • My car is over there.
  • There is a bump on my head.

Their: This word illustrates possession of something.

For example:

  • That is their dog.
  • Their car is a Ford.

They’re: This is short for "They are".

For example:

  • They are all going to the beach = They’re all going to the beach.
  • We know they’re all English = We know they are all English.

Putting it all together:

They’re fairly sure that their car is parked over there.

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