Common mistake their's (theirs)

Common Grammar Mistake: Their's (theirs)

One of the most common grammar mistakes people make is using "their's" instead of the correct form, "theirs". We have all seen it happen - even native English speakers sometimes get confused with these two words. Let's take a closer look at this mistake and how to avoid it.

The Correct Form: Theirs

The word "theirs" is a possessive pronoun that indicates ownership. It is used when referring to something that belongs to a group of people.

For example:

  • The children lost their toys at the park. (Correct)
  • The children lost their's toys at the park. (Incorrect)

Notice how the correct form, "their", does not have an apostrophe. The mistake of adding an apostrophe is a common one, but it should be avoided.

Remembering the Rule

To avoid making this mistake, it is helpful to remember the rule for possessive pronouns. Possessive pronouns, such as "mine", "yours", "his", "hers", "ours", and "theirs", do not require an apostrophe.

For example:

  • The book is hers. (Correct)
  • The book is her's. (Incorrect)

The same rule applies to "theirs". When using this word, simply spell it as "theirs" without an apostrophe.

Using Linguix Grammar Checker

If you want to improve your English grammar and avoid common mistakes like using "their's" instead of "theirs", consider using the Linguix grammar checker. This powerful tool can help you identify and correct grammar errors, enhance your writing skills, and improve your overall communication.

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their's (theirs) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Their's no way back.

    There's no way back.

  • Incorrect:
    The tool belongs to them, it is their's.

    The tool belongs to them, it is theirs.

  • Incorrect:
    Thanks for your’s and Lucy’s help.

    Thanks for yours and Lucy’s help.

  • Correct:
    HER's new album is coming out in August.
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