Their, Theirs, They’re


Their, Theirs, They’re

“As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.” –Sam Abell

Pronouns are a class of words (word class or parts of speech) that refers to nouns (proper nouns and common nouns) such as he, she, you, yours, they, theirs, them, it…

Pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun, the place of nouns:

Their possessions are few.

‘Their’ is a possessive pronoun: it indicates to the possession of something to someone.

‘Their’ refers to something that is owned or belongs to other persons, somebody; from, of, relating to, them.

Theirs is a secure life: the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Their children are the sweetest. Their crop seems better than our own.

They is a possessive pronoun referring to unspecified gender.

They will be delayed for one or the other reason: their habit is not to be on time.

They have a wonderful weather in their city. Theirs is a city to live in!

Theirs is a possessive pronoun (their + ‘s = theirs) indicating to something belonging to someone, related to this or that.

Theirs means that which belongs to them, someone

Theirs is the possessive case of they.

Theirs is a wonderland of wonders!

Note that their’s (with an apostrophe) is not there in the language but one may notice it. It is an incorrect usage.

They (Indians) are from a developing country but in some spheres they are developed and in others under-developed. But theirs (their country) is also the home of spiritual discoveries.

Theirself and theirselves are non-standard forms of themselves and themselves; and themselves is a reflective pronoun, or emphatic pronoun.

There refers to a location, a place or idea; something that is there, not here; and has an abstract meaning (there are ways to enrich one’s life).

When will you be there?

How often will you be there (at your grandparents’ house)?

Sun is here, there, everywhere.

There is a contraction for ‘they are’.

Where are your ancestors? They’re in the ground (in the bosom of earth, or in the heaven).

There refers to a place or idea. There also has an abstract meaning: There are reasons to discipline pupils in schools.

Their is the possessive of they: their culture dates back to ancient times.

They are good, and great.  They’re good, and great.  They’re is a contraction or shortening of ‘they are’.