Posted by: episystechpubs | May 31, 2012

Editor’s Corner Quiz: There/their/they’re

Since we’ve been on the topic of word confusion, today’s quiz is on there, their, and they’re. These homonyms (words that are pronounced the same, but have different meanings and spellings) can be tricky when you’re writing quickly and typing according to the “voice” in your head. Or am I the only one that hears that?:-)

Read the sentences below and select the correct option. Jot down your answers and select the correct combination of words(using the voting buttons) before noon today. I’ll send the answers and explanations this afternoon.

1. Their/there/they’re is a skunk in my laundry room!

2. I can’t wait to see the looks on their/there/they’re faces when they I tell them that pâté was made from cat food.

3. Toady, Cody, and Brodie just called to let us know their/there/they’re going canoeing down the Cahulawassee River.

A) there/they’re/they’re

B) there/their/they’re

C) they’re/their/they’re

D) their/their/their

E) there/their/their

Kara Church | Senior Technical Editor

Symitar, A Jack Henry Company

8985 Balboa Ave. | San Diego, CA 92123

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