Today is the first week of our weekly grammar review! A certain somebody who resides with me lost my copy of Strunk and White's Elements of Style. Until I find it or replace it, I will rely on Google to help me out.
Stacy asked to explain the difference between their, they're and there. Here we go!
Usage of their, they're and there:
1. Use there when referring to a place, whether concrete ("over there by the building") or more abstract ("it must be difficult to live there").
There is an antique store on Camden Avenue.
The science textbooks are over there on the floor.
There are many documents that are used in investigations
2. Use their to indicate possession. It is a possessive adjective and indicates that a particular noun belongs to them.
My friends have lost their tickets.
Their things were strewn about the office haphazardly.
3. Remember that they're is a contraction of the words they and are. It can never be used as a modifier, only as a subject (who or what does the action) and verb (the action itself).
Hurry up! They're closing the mall at 6 tonight!
I'm glad that they're so nice to new students here.