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Their vs There

Their vs There: There are many differences between Their vs There. A list of differences between Their vs There are given below:

The words their and there are homophones and because of this, most people often misuse these words (misplace these words in sentences). In the English language, there are a lot of homophones which create problems for the English learners. These homophones must be pronounced clearly and the user should be aware to use them. There refers a place while "their" refers to belonging to them.

For example: We are going to their wedding ceremony. This statement refers to a wedding party that belongs to them.

Let's take some examples to specify how to use "their" and "there" in sentences.

Examples of their

"Their" is used to indicate possession. This is a possessive adjective and indicates that a particular noun belongs to them.

  • I have lost their certificates.
  • Their things were strewn on all over the floor.

Examples of there

1) "There" - To refer a unique place:

  • I have never seen Aryan there before.
  • It is very difficult to live there.

2) "There" - To be used with "to be" verbs:

"There" can also be used with "to be" verbs ( Is, Am, Are Was, Were). It indicates the existence of something, or to mention something for first time.

  • There are a lot of tutorials on the website JavaTpoint.
  • There is a park in front of my house.
  • I see there are some new cloths in your wardrobe. ( It can also be used in the middle of the sentences)

Their vs There

No.Comparison Index TheirThere
1)Meaning:It is used to show the possession.It is used to refer a unique place.
2)Parts of speech:It is a possessive pronoun and generally used as a replacement of singular possessive pronoun like his and her when the gender of the person is unknown.It is used as a noun, pronoun, adverb, interjection.
3)Some examples:
Their house is decorated for wedding ceremony.
I have lost their letters.
Look at their face.
There are many reasons to love her.
There is a park in front of my house.
There are a lot of dogs in my colony.
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