#EngClass: “they’re”, “their”, “there”

Dari pengucapan, kata “they’re”, “their”, dan “there” terdengar hampir sama, namun artinya sangat berbeda.

  • They’re merupakan kependekan dari “they are” dan kata ini diikuti dengan Present Participle. Contoh: “They’re studying English.” atau “They’re playing basketball.”
  • Kata there bisa menandakan suatu lokasi yang spesifik.  Contoh: “I don’t want to go there!”

Kata there juga bisa berarti kebalikan dari “here”. Contoh: “Do you want to sit here or there?”

Selain itu, kata there juga bisa menjadi pronoun/kata ganti yang memperkenalkan kata benda atau klausa.  Contoh : “There is a lot of work to finish before we leave.”

  • Their merupakan kata sifat kepunyaan (possessive adjective). Contoh: “Prita and Rizky are studying for their test.”

Kata their selalu diletakkan sebum kata benda: their cars, their coats, their books, etc. Contoh: “The students are studying their lessons.”

Compiled by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on October 8, 2011

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