Which one is correct?
A) Their on they’re own there.
B) There on their own they’re.
C) They’re on their own there.
If you guessed C, give yourself a gold star!
These homophones are often mixed up, but it’s actually very easy to remember which is which.
First, they’re — the odd one with the apostrophe. Remember that one job of the apostrophe is to take the place of a missing letter. In this case, it’s taking the place of the “a” in “are”.
Second, there. You know that “there” is a place, and “here” is a place, too. Just remember that “there” is “here” with a “t” in front.
That leaves their. It’s a possessive (it shows ownership) pronoun, like my, your, his, her, its, and our. It contains the noun “heir”. You can make an easy rhyme to remember this one: Will and Kate just gave birth to their heir to the throne.
In a nutshell:
They’re = they are
There = “t” + here
Their = T(heir)