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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #69581: There/They're/Their
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    English speakers occasionally confuse the words there, their and they're as they sound much the same when spoken.  Their meanings, however, are very different - as suggested below.


    'There' means 'in that place.'


    'Their' indicates ownership as in, for example, 'their books' or 'their house'.


    'They're' is simply a spoken abbreviation for 'They are'.  Such abbreviations are widely used in spoken English.


    The following exercise presents an imaginary conversation between a mother and her son who has lost his gloves.


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    1. Your gloves might be , on the shelf.

    2. Or perhaps where you left them, in your bedroom.

    3. not on the shelf.

    4. If not there, they must be in your bedroom.

    5. My friends are going to Beacon Hill with sledges.

    6. It's bound to be cold .

    7. They'll all have gloves.

    8. in your bedroom. I've found them for you.

    9. They weren't when I looked earlier.

    10. Well, here now: put them on and be back for dinner.

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