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There or their

Their or their. Many learners of English confuse “there” with “their” and do not know which is which especially when they are doing writing tasks or exams.

  • There (adverb): (to, at, in) that place

  1. I have never been to Dubai. I will go there next holiday.
  2. Put the toys there.
  3. They are over there playing football.
  4. I hope we can get there on time.
  • There (adverb): used to show that something exists or happens

  1. There are 5 Chinese students in my class.
  2. There is a little milk in the fridge.
  3. There is an accident in the main street.
  • Their (the possessive form of they)= of or belonging to them.

  1. Amal and Sarah are international students. Their home country is Qatar.
  2. They are Tom and claire. Their eyes are blue.
  • “Their” is used to refer to one person to avoid saying “his or her”

  1. One of the students has left their book in classroom A2.
  2. If anyone calls, ask for their number so I can call them back.

I hope the examples above will help you use “there” or “their” accurately.

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