These homophones can often confuse students. The best way to approach is patience.

These three words they are exploring are homophones because when said aloud, they sound the same, but are spelled differently. To be honest, I never truly mastered the use of these three words until the middle of my college career. I wrote a lengthy paper for my European History class and the professor took to time to bring up how no one should be given a college degree, if they cannot differentiate the use of these three homophones. From that day forward, I had true mastery of these words. It is amazing what a little embarrassment will do to motivate us. These worksheets start by asking students to identify which of the words (they're, there, their) would best complete the statement. We also have them fill statements by writing the words themselves. As we advance on students will write their own original thoughts while using these words in the correct context. The goal when using this word, that you will see as you explore these exercises, is to read the statements and original thoughts quietly to yourself to see which would best fit in each situation.

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Printable They're, There, and Their Worksheets

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Would Help Worksheet

What Would Help?

Choose the correct homophone to complete each sentence.

Picture This Worksheet

Picture This

Look at each picture. Fill in the blank to complete each sentence.

Fills Worksheet

Thought Fills

Write the choice that would make a complete thought by writing: they're, their or there on the line.

Original Worksheet

Original Statements

For each picture, write an original sentence using there, they're, or their.

My Thought Worksheet

They're Goes My Thought

They're is a contraction for the words they are. Write three sentence using they're.

Plop Ins Worksheet

Plop Ins

What would fully complete this guy up? Take your time and say it aloud to yourself to make sure it is correct.

Sentence Rewrites Worksheet

Sentence Rewrites

Rewrite each sentence below, using they're, their, or there. Place this term properly in the framework of what is already there.

Sense Worksheet

Make Sense?

To know which word is correct in a sentence, substitute the words they are. Does the sentence make sense?

Best Fit Worksheet

Which Fits Best?

These are like fill a square peg into a round hole.

Rewrites Worksheet

Rewrites

How would you rewrite these sentences?

Circles Up Worksheet

Circles Up!

Read each sentence below. Circle the correct word to go in the blank.

Correct It Worksheet

Correct or Incorrect?

Read each sentence. If the sentence is correct, write correct on the line. If the sentence is incorrect, write the correct word on the line.

Balance It Worksheet

Balance It!

For each sentence, write the correct word, they're, their or there on the line.

More Edits Worksheet

More Edits

These sentences need to be cleaned up a number of different ways.

Originals Worksheet

Originals and Rapid Fire!

For each picture, write an original sentence using there, they're, or their.

When to Use They're, There, and Their

One of the most significant hurdles of English is that words in the language are pronounced the same but have entirely different meanings and spellings. It is challenging if you do not know the context in which they are used, such as "lie and lay" or "affect and effect."

Similarly, today we will unveil the "They're vs. There vs. Their" mystery. First of all, such words are examples of homophones, which means having the same sound.

The word "their" is a is a possessive pronoun it demonstrates ownership. It is the possessive form of the word "they". It means that something belongs to another and establishes that relationship. The word "there" is normally used as an adjective. It can also be used as an exclamation such as in the sentence: "there, I told you so!" The best way to remember the use of the word "there" is that it is the exact opposite of the word "here". The word "they're" is a contraction of the words "they are" or "they were". Students commonly confuse this contraction with the possessive form due to the apostrophe, but it is just shortened form of saying "they are". Honestly to this day, when I run into the use of one of these three words, I just take my time and read it very slowly.

What is The Meaning of They're?

So, the word "they're" is the contraction of two terms often used together: they and are. We know that an apostrophe gives a relationship between a possessive noun and anything. However, it also works to make contractions between two words, such as "Aren't," which comes from Are and Not. The word "they" refers to people or things if they are two or more than two to identify them or relate in the past tense. While "are" is an article of English grammar.

What is The Meaning of There?

Unlike they're, the word "there" has many uses. It is used to refer to a thing or a place. Hence, we can say it is an adverb and a pronoun. As an adverb of place, there is the opposite of here. It tells us where some action is happening. Other than that, "there" is used before a subject and verb in a sentence to introduce the topic.

What is The Meaning of Their?

The word "Their" is used in the English language to give the word "they" a possessive form. "Their" builds a relationship between things or shows how things belong to specific people or animals. It was also used as a singular pronoun in the history of the English.

Now we know their meanings let us get to when to use They're, There, and Their? We will use examples of each to describe the three cases.

Uses of They're

- They're planning to go on vacation in December.
- Do you know if they're going to buy a new car?
- I don't know if they're planning to go.
- They're going camping in the woods.
- I don't know if they're going to sell this house.
- They're heading to the swimming pool.
- If they're going to be at the party, I'd rather be here.
- They're planning to trash Anna's birthday party.

Uses of There

- Put your hat down over there.
- There are many explanations needed after telling the truth.
- That is neither here nor there.
- There is always another opportunity.
- There is a problem with the installer package.
- The controller is over there on the bed.
- Let's go over there and ask Sam to come inside?
- There are five people in the classroom right now.

Uses of Their

- Going to the shore was their idea.
- Sam and Will are in over their heads.
- Suzie and Dustin want things their way.
- We didn't know that it was their dog.
- Their bird is constantly chirping in the morning.
- Why don't we ask them what their plans are?
- We will never forget that upon their suggestion, this company started.
- Is that their car?

Sentences Which Have All Three And Will Cause Confusion

- There is ample time to get on their good side; they're very accommodating.


- Their grocery shopping trip to the mall fell through as they got there and saw it was about to be closed, so now they're going to the local mart.


- Their only hope is that there will be someone to let them in once they're there.