Their vs. There

Their vs. There — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Their and There

Theiradjective

Used as a modifier before a noun

The politicians boasted of their accomplishments. “It is fatal for anyone who writes to think of their sex” (Virginia Woolf). See Usage Notes at he1, they.

Thereadverb

At or in that place

sit over there.

Theirdeterminer

Belonging to, from, of, or relating to, them (plural).

they will meet tomorrow at their convenience;this is probably their cat

Thereadverb

To, into, or toward that place

wouldn't go there again.

Theirdeterminer

Belonging to someone (one person, singular).

Thereadverb

At that stage, moment, or point

Stop there before you make any more mistakes.

Theiradverb

misspelling of there

Thereadverb

In that matter

I can't agree with him there.

Thereadverb

In a readily accessible or discoverable state

The answer is out there. All we have to do is look for it.

Thereadjective

Used especially for emphasis after the demonstrative pronoun that or those, or after a noun modified by the demonstrative adjective that or those

That person there ought to know the directions to town.

Thereadjective

(Nonstandard) Used for emphasis between a demonstrative adjective meaning "that" or "those" and a noun

"You see them there handles?" (Cormac McCarthy)."I tell you ... that you buried paving-stones and earth in that there coffin" (Charles Dickens).

Therenoun

That place or point

stopped and went on from there.

Thereinterjunction

Used to express feelings such as relief, satisfaction, sympathy, or anger

There, now I can have some peace!.

Thereadverb

(location) In a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker (compare here).

Thereadverb

(figuratively) In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place.

He did not stop there, but continued his speech.They patched up their differences, but matters did not end there.

Thereadverb

(location) To or into that place; thither.

Thereadverb

(obsolete) Where, there where, in which place.

Thereadverb

In existence or in this world; see pronoun section below.

Thereinterjection

Used to offer encouragement or sympathy.

There, there. Everything is going to turn out all right.

Thereinterjection

Used to express victory or completion.

There! That knot should hold.

Therenoun

That place.

Therenoun

That status; that position.

You get it ready; I'll take it from there.

Therepronoun

Used as an expletive subject of be in its sense of “exist”, with the semantic, usually indefinite subject being postponed or (occasionally) implied.

There are two apples on the table. [=Two apples are on the table.]There is no way to do it. [=No way to do it exists.]Is there an answer? [=Does an answer exist?]No, there isn't. [=No, one doesn't exist.]

Therepronoun

Used with other intransitive verbs of existence, in the same sense, or with other intransitive verbs, adding a sense of existence.

If x is a positive number, then there exists [=there is] a positive number y less than x.There remain several problems with this approach. [=Several problems remain with this approach.]Once upon a time, in a now-forgotten kingdom, there lived a woodsman with his wife. [=There was a woodsman, who lived with his wife.]There arose a great wind out of the east. [=There was now a great wind, arising in the east.]

Therepronoun

Used with other verbs, when raised.

There seems to be some difficulty with the papers. [=It seems that there is some difficulty with the papers.]I expected there to be a simpler solution. [=I expected that there would be a simpler solution.]There are beginning to be complications. [=It's beginning to be the case that there are complications.]

Therepronoun

That.

therefor, thereat, thereunder

Therepronoun

(colloquial) Used to replace an unknown name, principally in greetings and farewells

Hi there, young fellow.''

Theredeterminer

misspelling of their

Therenoun

a location other than here; that place;

you can take it from there

Thereadverb

in or at that place;

they have lived there for yearsit's not therethat man [who is] there

Thereadverb

in that matter;

I agree with you there

Thereadverb

to or toward that place; away from the speaker;

go there around noon!