Commonly Misused Words: There, Their, and They’re

November 30th, 2016

Filed under: Writing

There refers to a place or a position. We went there last night. There are a lot of happy people at the store. Their is the possessive form of they. Their team is terrible. Their service is excellent. They’re is a contraction of they are. They’re coming over tomorrow. They’re going to be angry.

Commonly Misused Words: Its and It’s

November 28th, 2016

Filed under: Writing

Its is the possessive form of it. Its mission is to explore strange new worlds. Its security is tight. It’s is a contraction of it is. It’s cold today. It’s raining.

Commonly Misused Words: Your and You’re

November 22nd, 2016

Filed under: Writing

Your is the possessive form of you. Your phone Your hair Your car You’re is a contraction of you are. You’re running late. You’re doing it wrong.

Commonly Misused Words: Lose and Loose

November 16th, 2016

Filed under: Writing

Lose is a verb. Lose a game Lose weight Lose your keys While loose can be a verb, most of the time it’s an adjective. A loose tooth Loose fitting pants The mistake most people make is using the word loose when they mean lose.