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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Oh my gosh! _____ house is on fire!

_____ really such wonderful people.  You should get to know them.

Oh, _____ you are! I've been looking for you for the past hour!

_____ a great sale on at the bookstore. It's a perfect time to pick up your books for next semester.

He told me _____ car had broken down on the way to the airport.

Your coat is over _____, behind the black chair.

What's _____ daughter's name? I think she might be in my History class.

If you ask me, _____ the best team in the whole world.

Now, _____ a car I'd love to own!

Don't you just love children. _____ so innocent.


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166 Comments on “Commonly Confused Words in English: they’re, there, their”


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“Hi there!”

It always seems me a funny saluting. :)

Sk

Wednesday, December 10th 2008

    hi shalka how r u so what do you think about her lesson let me hear from u .

    Monday, December 20th 2010

Hi Skalkaz

Yes, you’re right. The word “there” in “Hi there” sounds a little odd because we’re kind of saying “Hey you, over there..Hi to you!” We compress that to saying ” Hi there”.

Rebecca

Monday, December 15th 2008

Hi! Yes, it’s excellent but I want more examples.

Thanks a lot

Thursday, December 25th 2008

    Okay, Mohammed. Here you go:

    1) Where are your children? They’re in school right now.
    ______________________________________________

    2) There is a cat on the fence.

    3) There are some birthday presents on the table.
    ________________________________________________

    4) Which is their house? (the house that belongs to them)

    5) Their new home is really huge.
    _________________________________________________

    Try writing some examples and I’ll tell you if you’re right.

    Rebecca

    Tuesday, January 6th 2009

Thanks a lot for your help!

It was excelent…

Hugs.

Tuesday, January 6th 2009

    Thanks, Laura. Glad I could help.

    Remember that excellent has two letter ls in it.

    English spelling is always challenging!

    All the best to you,

    Rebecca

    Saturday, February 7th 2009

Thanks a lot for helpful lesson

Monday, February 2nd 2009

    You’re welcome, Ahamza. My pleasure. All the best to you,

    Rebecca

    Saturday, February 7th 2009

Hola, Rebecca, ya he visto 5 de tus 9 videos, they are great.
Gracias.

Saturday, February 21st 2009

    You’re welcome, Carlos. Glad I could help.

    Thursday, April 9th 2009

IThanks a lot for this lesson
Could you also please teach us the correct sentence structure in essays.
that would be very kind of u

Saturday, February 28th 2009

    Thanks for your suggestion. There are various elements involved in correct sentence structure, but I will isolate them and explain some in an upcoming lesson.

    Keep watching!

    Thursday, April 9th 2009

    Also, if you need help in structuring your essay, you may like to watch my lesson on engVid called How to Structure Your TOEFL Essay. This will give you an effective strategy for organizing your essay.

    Thursday, April 9th 2009

This lesson help me a lot, mainly in the sound that always let me
with no sure about how to speak those words…

Friday, March 13th 2009

    Yes, words such as these – called homonyms – can be confusing. Glad the lesson helped you.

    Thursday, April 9th 2009

Hi Rebecca, i’m from malaysia and we pronounce those 3 words differently as we we were thaught in Great Britain’s English instead of American’s English. In TOEFL, does it matter to pronounce and to write in what type of English? Is it wrong for me to speak n to write in GB’s english? Please help. TQ.

Friday, March 20th 2009

    Hi Sharain

    No, it doesn’t matter if you speak with a British or American accent on the Speaking section of the TOEFL. What matters is that you speak clearly and correctly and that there is no confusion when others trying to understand you.

    It is important for you to be able to understand different types of pronunciation. If you’re going to appear for the TOEFL, then it is best to get used to understanding that accent in order to do well in the Listening section of the exam.

    In the writing section of the TOEFL, you can use British or American spelling, but whichever one you choose, stay consistent and follow that style throughout your written response.

    For more info on the TOEFL, check this website:

    http://www.goodlucktoefl.com

    All the best to you!

    Thursday, April 9th 2009

hai Rebecca, i’m for india and very satisfied in your teaching english if you have any material please send me to email id so that i can improve my english

Saturday, March 28th 2009

    Thanks for your feedback, Phani. Which part of India are you from?

    There are many ways to improve your English and all kinds of great books, websites, CDs, DVDs and so on. If you let me know what your needs are in English and which area of English you need help in the most, I could recommend some sites and / or books to help you.
    For example, would you like help in grammar, reading, writing, speaking, TOEFL, IELTS, etc?

    Please do tell your friends about us. This will enable us to produce more relevant lessons. Thanks, again.

    Thursday, April 9th 2009

Thanks rebbeca!
I make this mistake everytime I write ;-(

Friday, April 10th 2009

    You’re not alone. Glad the lessons helped you.

    Wednesday, April 15th 2009

I’m at their house. They’re over there.

Wednesday, April 15th 2009

    Good for you. You get 100%. Way to go!

    Wednesday, April 15th 2009

Thanks Rebecca
I like your little lesson. They’re very interesting and useful to me. There are always good tips to improve english in your videos . You have a good site there.

Monday, April 27th 2009

    Thanks, Raul. Glad I could help. Please tell your friends if you feel the website helped you. That way, we can continue to expand the site. Thanks, again.

    Saturday, June 27th 2009

Hi, Thank you for the lesson, you really help me understand the usage of these three words. I hope you can give us more lessons in the usage of different words. I hope this could help me in my upcoming ielts exam.

Thanks again,
glo

Wednesday, July 1st 2009

    Thanks.

    Please also check my website http://www.goodluckielts.com for tips on how to do well on the IELTS.

    Many of the video lessons by other teachers on our website can also help you with various grammatical points.

    All the best to you.

    Monday, July 27th 2009

      Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge to us whose english is not our native language. I appreciated knowing that you have site to help us to do well in Ielt’s as I am planning to take it.

      Thank you very much again. I’m sharing this site with few of my friends.

      God bless

      Friday, August 27th 2010

That’s fascinating , Thank you very much.

Friday, July 24th 2009

    Glad you enjoyed the little lesson. Good luck with your English.

    Monday, July 27th 2009

Hi,dear Rebecca !

I did well on this exame,but the one that I got wrong wasn´t showed at the display while I was making a text.
For now I´d like to say thank you very much for the explanation you,ve done on line.
I do understand your english!!

Gos Bless you all !

Sunday, October 11th 2009

Thanks, Edson, glad you found the lesson helpful.

Sunday, November 1st 2009

Thank you Rebecca! I liked your site.

Thursday, November 12th 2009

Thank you very much!
It was very helpful.

Monday, November 23rd 2009

Thank you Rebecca!

This lesson help me a lot.

Saturday, February 6th 2010

Hi,i m from india….from Where?….Bombay…
Thanks Rebecca…
It was very helpful…
i will ask u something?…only when u reply…for this comment
(Related to English speaking)

Tuesday, February 16th 2010

Thanks a lot dear Rebecca, you explain the lesson’s very goof.

Saturday, February 27th 2010

Hi!
I’m from Ukraine and I don’t have a lot of money for a private teacher…I hope You program help me to learn English very well..
Thanks Rebecca, you and your friends make a great work!

Tuesday, April 6th 2010

10/10, :) I’ve learned . .

Thursday, May 20th 2010

1)I have a problem in (vs verb) could you send me some lessons in my adresse Email please
2) I found difficult in writing a text or paragraph
thanks a lot of all these lessons
soufiane MOROCCO

Wednesday, June 16th 2010

It’s always a pleasure to learn from your videos.

Tuesday, June 29th 2010

hi rebecca
i watch ur video from youtube. i find it quite informative.i like ur teaching style very much can u plz help me. i want to learn tenses.

Thursday, July 22nd 2010

Hi
This Viedeo is very nice

Friday, July 23rd 2010

hi

Friday, July 23rd 2010

very much Important lessons

Thursday, July 29th 2010

I like this lesson for improve my english languate
Thanks
engvid

Tuesday, August 24th 2010

Hi Rebecca !!!!
I’m from Mexico, I want to say your classes are very interesting, I’m studing English and these help me a lot.
Thank you.
Best regards.

Wednesday, September 15th 2010

Dear Rebecca,
I got 10 correct out of 10.
Thank you!
Regards from Vancouver.

Monday, September 20th 2010

Dear Rebecca,
This is khadijeh from Iran.I love this site and especially your lessons ,i am going to have IELTS EXAM academic .your lessons really can help me.thanks

Monday, October 4th 2010

Thanks teacher, i need more excercixe.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

Hi,
I’ve seen this lesson, thank you!
So…they’re, there, their have the same pronunciation??? No differences???

Monday, November 1st 2010

Thanks teacher for all, This will be more useful for me.

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010

thanks for all , there is alot of things i got useful from it .

Friday, November 5th 2010

There are a lot of people using internet online, but i don’t know the more 0f their name

Thursday, November 11th 2010

thank you for everything

Tuesday, November 16th 2010

thanks a lot teacher ^^

Tuesday, November 16th 2010

i don’t understand in would be should be and could be so pls explain me

Friday, November 19th 2010

thank you for the discussing

Friday, November 19th 2010

It is wonderful one to clear in this particular part so thanks to engvid.com. I think it is a boon to the people like me who used English as a second language.

Sunday, November 21st 2010

Thanks a lot Rebecca! I’m learning a little more with you.

Tuesday, November 30th 2010

they’re very lucky to acheived their goals, while they faced a lot of trouble there in the market

Saturday, December 11th 2010

thanks i pick these points……….

Tuesday, December 14th 2010

thanks teacher rebecca you are very good teacher i am really get better in english
thank you again

Thursday, December 16th 2010

hi, how do you do rebbeca, let me introduce my self, my name is suparman, i’m from indonesia, and i’m students uneversity at Lombok Island,I have problem with my english,such diffucult to speak with onother and very difficult to pronounce the word as close as native speaker.

Thursday, December 23rd 2010

Thanks. It’s a nice lesson.

Wednesday, December 29th 2010

Thank you so much Rebecca a nice lesson

Monday, January 17th 2011

You are doing a great job. I am highly impressed with your teaching method. Keep it up.

Sunday, February 13th 2011

;lllllikouiiu

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011

احمارة يا ربيكا

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011

فقغابلاؤلب

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011

Hi
My first visit ..
Thank you so much.

Monday, February 28th 2011

I love this website. But it will be more fun to have more excerice questions.Thank you

Wednesday, March 16th 2011

hi!thanks my teacher REBECCA

Thursday, March 24th 2011

thanks hun

Saturday, March 26th 2011

Thanks Teacher Rebecca!

Thursday, March 31st 2011

Hi, thanks for the lesson, I did my first test here and I got 90 points, you’re the best teacher that I had never seen before

Thursday, March 31st 2011

You’re a really good teacher. I love the way that you explain every lesson.

Thursday, April 7th 2011

I really love your teaching style.U help me a lot.Your are my idol.And I want you to teach me more about IELTS lessons such as writing and so on.Thanks beforehand.

Monday, May 2nd 2011

Hi There! Thanks Rebecca…

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

my score 100… horay… thx

Thursday, May 12th 2011

Dear Mam,
Really i like your all lesson….thanks for that….

Thursday, May 19th 2011

Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for your precious lectures but i need a lecture to clarify the use of “could”

Saturday, June 11th 2011

thanks you my teacher for this lesson .

Thursday, June 16th 2011

you are a wonderful teacher thank you

Friday, June 17th 2011

i got 9/10…not bad! thank you mam rebecca..everyday i watched your website.

Wednesday, July 6th 2011

mam rebecca i have special request. pls explain or make video about the words UNFORTUNATELY, NEVERTHELESS, ACTUALLY, HOWEVER AND MOREOVER..im confusing in these words. plssssss…thank you and More power.

Wednesday, July 6th 2011

uderstandble lesson. little by little i’m learned how to speak and write accordingly,, thanks a lot teacher.. i’m proud of you

Sunday, July 17th 2011

Hi , Rebecca!
Your lessons are really helpful in reviewing me to use English in correct way! Thank you so much ! dear rebecca !

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

thank you teacher

Thursday, August 11th 2011

you r a good teacher…

Thursday, August 18th 2011

HELLO, 10 OF 10
COOL THANKS A LOT AS ALWAYS

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

Hello! Do we say there’s a lot of money or there are a lot of money? And why?

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

I think we say there’s a lot of money. The second one doesn’t sound right.

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

Oh my answers are all right! Thanks Rebecca, I didn’t know these words have the same pronouce, you are a great teacher, I love your videos.

Saturday, October 15th 2011

HiRebecca
you are the best teacher
could you help me to obtain more example
beacace I have confuesed
thank you

Saturday, October 29th 2011

hi
could you help me to explain what different between there and their
thank you a lot

Saturday, October 29th 2011

thank for your lesson.
but we are only distinguish them by meaning, not on other ways,is that right?

Saturday, November 12th 2011

Thanks

Saturday, December 3rd 2011

Thanks a lot for your great lesson.I got the right all answers

Sunday, December 4th 2011

Thank you very much Rebecca. I’ll try to watch every day 2 or 3 times each video from you. I hope to improve my English. Good luck! Cata

Thursday, December 15th 2011

thank you so much.

Saturday, December 17th 2011

thank you teacher..
i have question
what is different type the IT & THERE
and when you using the IT & THERE?

Saturday, December 31st 2011

perfect!

Saturday, January 21st 2012

thank you for helping people

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

Hi Rebecca thanks a lot 100 10/10 :) :)

Sunday, February 12th 2012

Hi Rebecca thank you dear . I finally understood that . lol

Monday, February 20th 2012

thanks i got 100

Tuesday, February 28th 2012

it was great lesson ^_^

thank you

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

Hey rebecca! I’m from India. I take english classes and my students are generally confused in such words and pronounce them incorrectly. i dont have much idea of this website but it did help a lot. can you please post some more resources on the homonyms homohones and homograms on the site pleas?
Thanks for the lesson
Shuchi

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

Hello Rebecca,I’m a new member and I love your teaching style. Thank you very much.

Thursday, April 5th 2012

Every lesson is very helpful.

Thursday, April 5th 2012

Dear rebecca,

What are the “to be verb” can come along with the word “their”?

except are/is..

Saturday, April 7th 2012

    Not their ..it is there

    Saturday, April 7th 2012

thank u for this lesson..
MAM,CAN I MARRY WITH YOUR ENGLISH???

Friday, April 20th 2012

Hello Rebecca,
It is really great to learn English via EngVid. I like all the teachers’ teaching style. Each lesson is helpful to me.

I have two questions to ask you. In the last quiz—” Don’t you just love children. They’re so innocent.” Why not use a question mark after children instead of period? Another question is the meaning of just. What’s the different meaning if I say “Don’t you love children” without just between you and love?

Thanks in advance for your replying.

B.Rgds
Miguel

Wednesday, April 25th 2012

Thank you Rebecca!

Monday, April 30th 2012

thanks for providing the English learning videos,with the help of it I am learning much more English
And I have just hesitation in my communication skills please help me to remove that problem I am very keenly for speak English fluently so What should I do to speak fluently

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

thank you Rebecca Mam

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

hi Rebecca help me please . I can read English well . and I can listen but my writing not very well

Friday, June 8th 2012

Hello to everybody!
My name’s João Paulo, I’m from Brazil.
I’d like to congratulate everyone for this wonderful course.

But I also would like to know more about these words:

BY – BUY – BYE
FOR – FOUR – FORE
AYE – EYE – I
MEET – MEAT – METE.

From now on, thanks for your explanations. And forgive my English that is not so good as urs.
Bye for all.

Monday, June 25th 2012

tnx a lot

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

100% ^^ yahooo i got 10\10
thanks Ms Rebecca :) <3

Monday, July 2nd 2012

Thanks Rebecca!

They’re Their There

They’re so important.

Thursday, July 5th 2012

Thank you so much Rebecca,
learnting english for long time but I haven’t recognize them, with me, it’s hard to listen to.
I understand that:
– They’re : as subject
– Their : as pronoun
– There : as adverb
:D

Monday, July 16th 2012

Thank you Rebecca

My score Is 90.00 %

I had one mistake :-

If you ask me, _____ the best team in the whole world.

I put there ..

thank you :)

Sunday, July 29th 2012

this site was so helpful to me

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

Thank you!

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

Thank you now that solved the confusion.

Friday, August 24th 2012

hi,
rebecca , now i got clear with this words thanks

i would like you to explain this homonyms i.e, THIS AND THESE ok.
bye

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Development for old man is very difficult to do,i’m 58 but it’s easy if you try at least 1 hour every day.Forgive me mestake.I wish all the best for you.I want say in English.Help me if you can.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

could you do one with the pronunciation of look, lock, luck, lack

Monday, November 26th 2012

    Added to the request list!

    Friday, November 30th 2012

Thank you Rebecca
I got 100 %

Cheers..

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for letting know the word”Homonyms”.. it’s quite interesting.

I from India(B’lore), am interested to improve my English communication skill. I need your tips/ any website / material to improve on the below topics:

Vocabulary | Accent | phrasal verb | Idioms

Thanks in Advance!

Saturday, January 12th 2013

thank you

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Thamks so much Rebecca..very helpful

Friday, January 25th 2013

Thank you!

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Thank you so much.Rebecca

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

hiii, thank you very much,and good lesson that my answer that just have 80%, i think i must have many learn.so once again thank you so much.

regards….
guido

Monday, April 8th 2013

thanks Rebecca, 10/10 :)

Monday, April 29th 2013

thanks rebecaa :D very helpful :)

Friday, June 14th 2013

Thanks a lot dear Rebecca, you explain the lessons very good.

Thursday, June 20th 2013

it says “You got 10 correct out of 10″ :D

Thursday, July 25th 2013

this videos are very helpful

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

thank you!!

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

Good! Thanks!

Thursday, August 29th 2013

THank you

Sunday, September 1st 2013

Thanx

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

Thanks Rebecca
Now i got 80
you very helpful

xx

Saturday, November 23rd 2013

Thank you very much

Friday, November 29th 2013

hi thanks so much it was helpful

Monday, January 13th 2014

Thanks! got 100% There are many useful video lesson in your website,they’re helpful for me to study,my friends are doing their own.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

thanks a lot

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Thanks a lot. Now I understand it very clearly.

Tuesday, March 11th 2014

Hi Rebecca,
thanks a lot for helpful lesson.
take care

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Thank you professed :)
I will have a final exam tomorrow.
You helped me a lot.

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Thanks got 100%.

Thursday, May 29th 2014

I got 10! Thank you Rebecca!
its very nice!

Thursday, June 5th 2014

Thanksss Rebecca!

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Thanksss Rebecaaa!! ;)

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Thanks. 90 %.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Thanks a lot Rebecca.

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Hi teacher ! Can you, please give more explanations or examples about ” their” i will be thankful .
Hajar

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

thanks for this lesson :)

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

thanks my great teacher :))
I got 8 from 10 :))

Thursday, September 4th 2014
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