Monday, May 24, 2010
Grammer Police! Their vs. There
Their vs. There
I know what you are thinking. "Does the sheriff think, I'm stupid?"
I mean, this is first grade stuff, peeps! I assure you, dear followers, I don't think you are stupid. I don't think I am stupid either - well, that might be debatable...lol. BUT I will tell you this IS a mistake I make - quite frequently, actually.
Here's the thing, though-I don't do it on purpose. I know the difference. As well as I'm sure you do to.
But for those who don't, here's the difference:
There is referring to a place. Or the existence of something.
"Where's my math book?"
"It's over there, bozo!"
"I heard there was rockin party down at the club tonight."
Their indicates possesion.
"What time is their flight leaving?"
Oh! And let's not forget about They're. It's a contraction of they and are. It can only be used as a subject (who or what does the action) and verb (the action itself).
"They're leaving in 10 minutes! Get your butt downstairs!"
"I'm so glad they're finally figuring out you can't ride a horse like that."
So, pretty easy right? Right...but I'm telling ya' - these little boogers get confused in my ms all the time. I think it's my brain. Nah, it has to be my typing fingers. I don't know what the problem is, because I do know the difference. Sometimes they just slip past.
Check your wip's for this simple, yet obvious mistakes, peeps! After all, you don't want to look like you don't know the difference, do you? I didn't think so.