Grammar: There/They’re/Their


There, they’re, and their are homophones. That means they sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Once you know the rules for using there, their, and they’re, finding their differences isn’t so hard. Consider the following definitions and sample sentences to help you understand the difference between these three words.

  • there – that place, the opposite of here, referring to a specific item (Please put the glasses there.)
  • their – it belongs to them (The Smith family leased their car.)
  • they’re – they are (They’re going on vacation next summer.)