They’re, their, and there all have the same pronunciation: /ðɛə/
♦ They’re is a contraction of they are.
∗ They’re studying English at Langports. = They are studying English at Langports.
♦ Their shows possession. Their is always followed by a noun.
∗ The students are using their new textbooks in the classroom.
∗ The students are in their new classroom.
♦ There is used for everything else.
∗ They are there now.
∗ There is a new student in the class.
∗ There will be a new schedule each week.
∗ There are several class options.
∗∗∗ They’re there now studying with their new textbooks. ∗∗∗
You’re and your both have the same pronunciation: /jɔː/
♦ You’re is a contraction of you are.
∗ You’re a wonderful student! = You are a wonderful student!
∗ You’re wonderful students! = You are wonderful students!
∗ You’re not getting enough sleep. = You are not getting enough sleep.
Take note: Another contraction for You are not … = You aren’t…
Your shows possession. Your is always followed by a noun.
∗ Where is your homework?
∗ Where are your new books?
∗ You passed your test easily.
∗∗∗ When you’re ready, please begin your test. ∗∗∗