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They’re, there and their: Correct the homophones

By Joyanne James. Improve your spelling with this fun activity to keep you learning. Test your knowledge of the difference between the homophones they’re, there and their.

Keep your brain active with these exercises and make sure that you are always ready to spell. Here is a short story that requires you to know the different spellings of words that sound the same.

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This story is about people and requires you to know if they’re, there and their refer to people, a place or an abbreviation. Count the errors made with they’re, there and their as you read the sentences and check the corrected version right below to see if you spotted all the errors.

Feel free to research the meanings of they’re, there and their before attempting this exercise. It will be more fun if you have this knowledge with which to work.

Start counting errors – they’re, there and their

People in the Park

Their are people in the park from morning until dark with they’re own agendas for the day. A couple takes a jog every morning with there dog and by seven their on they’re way. Children meet with there friends and while they’re waiting on them, they play in the park as they’re their. Old ladies on the benches eat there sandwiches and with the birds they will share.

On the hour for lunch time, they’re is a loud chime from the cathedral outside the park. The birds all flutter and the stray dogs scatter as they run, hide, howl and bark. Working people take there break, homeless people are awake as the crowd passes noisily. Their on public space so they’ll find a next place just as easily.

A calm breeze passes through between one and two and their are very few people around. Vendors take they’re comfy seats until people want to eat while guitar players sing their song. Like a storm, there is noise as school girls and boys trample upon the grass. Their swinging and running, shouting and screaming until there play time have passed.

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Evening time arrives around the hour of five and workers bring they’re noise. Their are ladies in suits and workmen in boots and they’re as loud as school girls and boys. Joggers hit there rout while onlookers come out to sit and enjoy the show. Families sit in the grass while cyclists pass until it is time to go.

When it gets dark, the moon lights up the park and lovers come out for they’re stroll. There lost in the bliss as they hold hands and kiss under a flickering light pole. Then, the cleaners pass through to make the park look new as they scoop up rubbish and sweep. When the hour strikes late, they close up the gate for the park to get some sleep.

Did you find 20 errors with the words they’re, there and their? Check the corrected version of the story below to see which ones you’ve missed.

People in the Park (corrected version)

There are people in the park from morning until dark with their own agendas for the day. A couple takes a jog every morning with their dog and by seven they’re on their way. Children meet with their friends and while they’re waiting on them, they play in the park as they’re there. Old ladies on the benches eat their sandwiches and with the birds they will share.

On the hour for lunch time there is a loud chime from the cathedral outside the park. The birds all flutter and the stray dogs scatter as they run, hide, howl and bark. Working people take their break, homeless people are awake as the crowd passes noisily. They’re on public space so they’ll find a next place just as easily.

A calm breeze passes through between one and two and there are very few people around. Vendors take their comfy seat until people want to eat while guitar players sing their song. Like a storm, there is noise as school girls and boys trample upon the grass. They’re swinging and running, shouting and screaming until their play time have passed.

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Evening time arrives around the hour of five and workers bring their noise. There are ladies in suits and workmen in boots and they’re as loud as school girls and boys. Joggers hit their rout while onlookers come out to sit and enjoy the show. Families sit in the grass while cyclists pass until it is time to go.

When it gets dark, the moon lights up the park and lovers come out for their stroll. They’re lost in the bliss as they hold hands and kiss under a flickering light pole. Then, the cleaners pass through to make the park look new as they scoop up rubbish and sweep. When the hour strikes late, they close up the gate for the park to get some sleep.

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