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Easily Confused Words The Final Frontier!
there (adverb) in that place Example: You will find the secret treasure hidden over there, underneath the weeping willow tree.
their (pronoun) the possessive form of they Example: While the Irish are infamous for their bland food, it is their polite hospitality that sets them apart in the tourism industry.
they’re Contraction of they are The New York Giants were victorious in last year’s Super Bowl, so they’re undoubtedly the best team out of all the other teams in the NFL.
for there There refers to location or a particular space, and so does where. Both words are spelled the same except for the first letter.
tricks for their You can also connect the word heir in the word their by taking away the “t”: an heir implies ownership (An heir is someone who inherits something) and their indicates ownership as well. Example: Because they were heirs, their inheritance included not only crown jewels but also a cool castle!
tricks for they’re Since they’re is a contraction, just take out the apostrophe and plug in “a.” If they are works, then you know you’ve used the correct there/their/they’re! Example: They’re goat ate the lettuce in our garden. (Plug in they are… They are goat ate the lettuce in our garden. Umm…not so much. Wrong there/their/they’re.
too (adverb)- also, or in addition; very Example: Due to our thieving siblings, I too prefer to hide my Halloween candy on top of the refrigerator. I think I put too much candy in my belly!
to (preposition) toward, or in the direction of If I head up Church Street and drive over the bridge, do you think I can find my way to Sesame Street?
to versus too tricks It’s all in the extra “o”! If you are saying also, or in addition, add the “o.” Think this trick is easy? I do too! or The Bond, James Bond trick. He wouldn’t be too cool if he were called agent “single o seven.”
whose the possessive form of who After the Halloween Dance, I’ll need to know whose dance moves were the best and whose were, umm, lacking in skill.
who’s the contraction of who is or who has Example: Before I plan my camping trip, I need to know who’s coming with me, because if it’s Mrs. Hayash, then the normal gear is fine, but if it’s Mr. Giles, I may need to bring some ear plugs (I hear he snores louder than a bear!).
Simple trick: If you can replace who’s with who is or who has, use who's. If not, use whose. Who’s Batman, and where does he keep his Batmobile? Does this sentence work? Who’s car keep jumping over buildings? Does this sentence work?
your the possessive form of you Along with Pete Seeger’s “We Shall Overcome,” Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” is one of the most famous American folk songs ever written. Pete Seeger Woody Guthrie
you’re the contraction of you are If you’re ever going to reach the mountain’s peak, you’ll have to go up the east side of the mountain, but stay beneath the cover of night.
than Than is a conjunction used in comparisons Example: Mrs. Robertson likes country music much more than Mr. Day does.
then Then is an adverb with many meanings such as… 1)At that point in time 2)Next, afterward 3)In addition, also 4)In that case, therefore EXAMPLE: First you went to BMS; then you entered incredible Adams Middle School.
Than vs. then TRICK: Remember, than is only used in comparisons, so if you’re comparing things, use than. If you’re not comparing, use then. EXAMPLE: I like Kit Kats more than Skittles. (I am comparing Kit Kats to Skittles.)