It’s time for “Confusing Words of the Week” where I take a set of two or three words that get confused and give you definitions and try to give you a memory trick to help you remember when to use which word. If you have words that confuse you, use the Ask PTB tab on the website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they may appear here soon!
This week’s words are:
theirs – possessive form of they; used when a noun does not follow
- The red car was theirs.
there’s – contraction of there is or there are
- There’s [there is] no doubt that she is the best person for the job.
- theirs – belonging to them
- there’s – apostrophe represents missing letter (in this case the i) for there is