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There, Their, and They're

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Explanation

1)   There is used to refer to a place or location.

Example:   I live there.

In this sentence, there is used to refer to the place where you live.

  This could be New York City, for example.

 

Example:   My car is over there.

In this sentence, there is used to refer to the location of your car. This could be 

  in the parking lot, for example.

 

2)   Their  is used to show ownership. Their replaces a singular (non-gender) or plural noun.

Example:   This is their apartment.

In this sentence, their is used to refer to an apartment that is owned. 

  This could be the apartment owned by the Roberts family, for example.

 

Example:   The ball is theirs.

In this sentence, theirs is used to refer to a ball that is owned. This could be a

   soccer ball owned by a group of kids who are playing soccer, for example.

 

3)   They’re is a contraction of the words They and Are.

Example:   They’re my friends.

In this sentence, they’re is used as a contraction of the words They and Are.