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There, Their and They're

Many people online and in school have those words that they just can’t spell right or don’t use correctly. Maybe they don’t realize that it’s wrong, maybe they don’t care, but most times it annoys someone somewhere. There, their and they’re is one example of incorrect word use. There is in relation to direction “put your jacket over there,” their is associated with someone’s belongings “both of their shirts are the same color” and they’re is the contraction of they and are “they’re going to the store to get soda.” However, this isn’t as big of a problem as too and to and your and you’re. These mistakes happen a lot more often and the difference between each homophone is huge. Too is used for in addition to or “too much,” to is also in relation to direction, but also identifying relations between items or people “the cat walked to his bed.” You’re is a contraction of you and are “you’re on fire today,” while your is used for belongings “your shirt is on fire.” These mistakes can get very annoying and certain people will correct you if it bothers them enough. So to save yourself from embarrassment or judgement or just getting corrected, remember these quick definitions and think hard about which homophone is correct before you write it down.