There vs. Their vs. They're

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There vs. Their vs. They're

matthew, SLC Tutor
Can anyone tell me the difference between all of these and when is the correct time to use each one?
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Re: There vs. Their vs. They're

Kevin, SLC Writing Tutor
There is a word that has a location meaning. Example: There are 5 dogs over there.
Or That man over there is blonde.

Their has a possessive meaning. Example: They like their cat.
Or Their house is really big.

They're is a contraction meaning "they are." If you are unsure with this one just say the sentence out loud as if "they're" is "they are." If it makes sense then "they're" is correct.
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Re: There vs. Their vs. They're

Julia, SLC Writing Tutor
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They're is a short form of they are ( example: they are happy)
Their is a possessive pronoun meaning something belonging to them - in plural ( example: their puppies are cute)
There is a 1) word referring to a place or 2) it is used to begin a sentence where you itnroduce something new (example: 1)The restroom is over there. 2) There is a table.)
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Re: There vs. Their vs. They're

Mike, SLC Tutor
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There—
 “There” refers to a physical or abstract place or thing. For instance, "There" is a concert being held downtown this weekend.”

Their—
“Their” is possessive--If you are trying to describe the relationship between someone or something and a possession, you will use "their". For instance, “Stand by me is their favorite song of all time.”

They’re—
“They’re” is the alternative form of “they are”. For instance, "They’re" going to the grocery store later today.”