The UVic Writer's Guide

Their/ They're / There

Their is a possessive pronoun:

"It's their elephant."

They're is the contraction of "they are":

"They're going to catch us."

There is an adverb referring to place

"They say dragons live there",

or an introductory word

"There is a riot going on."

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