Common mistake DT VBZ they're (their) NN

Common Mistake: Confusing "they're" and "their"

One common mistake that many people make in the English language is confusing the words "they're" and "their." While they may sound similar, they have completely different meanings and usage.

The Correct Usage of "They're"

"They're" is a contraction of the words "they" and "are," and it is used to indicate a group of people or things performing an action or being in a certain state.

  • Example 1: They're going to the beach tomorrow.
  • Example 2: They're excited about the upcoming concert.

The Correct Usage of "Their"

"Their," on the other hand, is a possessive adjective used to show ownership or belonging. It is used before a noun to indicate that something belongs to a group of people.

  • Example 1: Their car is parked in the driveway.
  • Example 2: Their dog is playing in the park.

It's important to understand the difference between these two words in order to use them correctly in written and spoken English. Confusing "they're" with "their" can lead to misunderstanding and confusion in communication.

Linguix grammar checker is a helpful tool that can assist you in identifying and correcting mistakes in your writing, including the proper usage of "they're" and "their."

DT VBZ they're (their) NN mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    And if another is they're boyfriend, I will be angry.

    And if another is their boyfriend, I will be angry.

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