Grammar Matters: Everyone Needs There Own Farecard
Lucky for this station manager, a signature wasn’t required. No such luck for us at work with emails, letters, and other documents. Grammar does matter. People do make judgment calls based on our written word.
- Use there when referring to a place, whether concrete (“over there by the building”) or more abstract (“it must be difficult to live there”). Ask yourself: If you wrote there, will the sentence still make sense if you replace it with here?
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- Use their to indicate possession. It is a possessive adjective and indicates that a particular noun belongs to them. Ask yourself: If you chose their, will the sentence still make sense if you replace it with our?
My friends have lost their minds.
Everyone Needs Their Own Farecard
- Remember that they’re is a contraction of the words they and are. It can never be used as a modifier, only as a subject (who or what does the action) and verb (the action itself). Ask yourself: If you used they’re, will the sentence still make sense if you replace it with they are?
I’m glad that they’re so nice to new strangers here.