Learn the various ways the word there can act in our language.
|there||pronoun taking the place of ensuing noun||There is a policy covering this matter. There’s a policy covering this matter. There are policies covering this matter. There’re policies covering this matter.|
|there||adverb showing a place or location||He walked there in just 35 minutes.|
|there||a noun showing a point or place||You’re on your own from there on.|
|their||the possessive case of they||They took their children to France.|
|they’re||a contraction of they are||They’re in France with their children. They’re there with their children. They’re there with theirs.|
So to fix this problem once and for all, just remember Amber and Igor sitting under the tree talking about the Joneses who took their children to France.
The Joneses (They) . . . . The Joneses are (They’re) . . . . The Joneses are there (They’re there) . . . . The Joneses are there with their children (They’re there with their children). They are there with their children. They’re there with theirs.
Meanwhile Amber and Igor remained beneath the tree. Wishing for a vacation one day, Amber sighed:
“We’re here with ours, and they’re there with theirs.”
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