Homophones: they're, their and there

Some people find these three homophones cause them difficulty. Try to make sure that you know which is which:

"they're" is perhaps the easiest to remember. It is the shortened form of "they are".
For example: They're catching a flight at 11.45.

"their" means "belonging to them"
For example: Their house is in Broad Street.

"there" is used in 2 ways:
   1) to mean a place
For example: The post office is over there.

   2) with the verb "to be" (in phrases like "there is", "there are" etc)
For example:There are 26 letters in the alphabet.

See if you can choose the correct words to fill the gaps in the following sentences.
Click on the button alongside a word to see if you're right.

1. They always take ......... dog with them on holiday.
    their     there     they're

2. Let's wait ......... alongside the exit..
    they're     their     there

3. Ask them if ........ coming tomorrow..
    there     they're     their

. 4. ........ building an extension to our school.
    there     they're     their

5. ........ are over 1200 students at our school.
    they're     their     there

6. We'll call in at Mcdonalds if ........'s time.
    their     there     their

7. ....... football team is at the top of the league.
    their     there     they're

8. Sam is always ........ in good time.
    their     they're     there

9. Dad was pleased that they had done so well in ........ exams.
    their     they're     there

10. I'm afraid ........ going to find the move very stressful.
    there     they're     their

11. My parents won't be coming as ........ both working on Saturday.
    their     they're     there

12. The teacher told them to leave ........ books on her desk.
    there     they're     their
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