Are there particular words in the English language that you find confusing to use?
A common grammatical error is the use or mis-use of their, there and they're.
In any form of correspondence it is very important to review what you have written – especially if it is to go to a client or potential client.
By not checking your spelling and grammar, your writing can often be interpreted as unprofessional if many errors are found. A simple review of what you have written can make the world of difference to this first impression.
As to these common words ~ there, their, they're ~ that are often incorrectly interchanged in sentences, here is a summary of how to use them correctly.
|There||Primarily an adverb, used to indicate position, direction or similar. |
Hint: Think of here and there to remember.
|There are many ways to communicate effectively.|
|Their||The possessive; something belongs to them.||Their enthusiasm for speaking was obvious.|
|They're||The contraction of 'they are'.||They're about to begin the workshop.|
To sum it up – there is used for position, their is used for possession and they're is used as a contraction.
Do you have particular words that confuse you?