Posted by: Jack Henry | May 11, 2016

Editor’s Corner: Commonly Confused Words

The words there, their, and they’re along with the words your and you’re are often confused because they are pronounced similarly (respectively). Here’s the difference between these words (definitions from Merriam-Webster):

· there: in or at that place : at that location

Please do not sit there.

· their: relating to or belonging to certain people, animals, or things

Their flight was canceled.

· they’re: contraction of “they are”

They’re going to be late.

· your: relating to or belonging to you

Your presentation was informative.

· you’re: contraction of “you are”

You’re welcome.

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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