´╗┐Shahana stands next to a wall touch screen showing sentences in different colours. She is in her twenties, with shoulder-length brown hair. She wears a blue T-shirt with a print that reads "Home Work Zone."

Shahana says HI TVO
KIDS.
I'M
TEACHER SHAHANA
AND I'M HERE
TO TELL YOU
ABOUT THE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THERE, THEY'RE AND THEIR.
NOW WOULDN'T YOU
SAY THAT THOSE
THREE WORDS SOUND
THE SAME?
WELL IN FACT
THEY EACH HAVE
THEIR OWN
MEANING.
I'M GOING TO SHOW
YOU A FEW EXAMPLES
OF SENTENCES THAT USE
EACH OF THE WORDS PROPERLY
AND THEN WE'LL TRY
MATCHING A PICTURE
TO EACH WORD
TO HELP US
UNDERSTAND
THEIR MEANING
EVEN BETTER.
LET'S BEGIN.
THE FIRST THERE.
USUALLY USED TO DESCRIBE
A LOCATION
OR WHERE
SOMETHING IS.
SO FOR EXAMPLE

She points to an example that reads "We are going over there to eat."

She continues TRY REPLACING
THE WORD THERE
WITH HERE IN THE
SAME SENTENCE
AND IF YOU'VE USED
THE WORD CORRECTLY
IT SHOULD
STILL MAKE SENSE.
SO IF I SAID
WE ARE GOING OVER
HERE TO EAT
THAT SENTENCE
STILL MAKES SENSE
AND YOU'VE USED
THE WORD CORRECTLY.
NOTICE THAT WITHIN
THE WORD THERE
WE ALSO SEE HERE.
THAT'S ALSO A REALLY
GOOD TRICK TO USE
TO CHECK TO SEE
IF YOU USED THE RIGHT WORD.
THE SECOND THEY'RE.
IT'S A SHORTER
WAY OF SAYING THEY ARE.
SO IF YOU CAN SAY
THE SAME SENTENCE
AND REPLACE IT WITH
THEY ARE AND IT STILL
MAKES SENSE, YOU'VE USED
THE RIGHT WORD.
LET'S GIVE IT A TRY.

She points to an example that reads "They're coming over for dinner."

She continues WOULD STILL MAKE
SENSE IF I SAID
THEY ARE COMING
OVER FOR DINNER
THE LAST THEIR.
IS ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING
THAT SOMETHING
BELONGS TO
A GROUP OF PEOPLE.
SUCH AS THEIR DOG,
THEIR HOUSE, OR THEIR MONEY.
IN THIS EXAMPLE
I SAY
THEIR DOG IS PRETTY
AWESOME.
A GOOD TRICK HERE
TO DOUBLE CHECK
THE CORRECT USE
OF THE WORD
IS TO REPLACE IT WITH
OUR AND IF YOUR
SENTENCE STILL
MAKES SENSE
YOU'VE USED THE
RIGHT WORD.
SO OUR DOG IS
PRETTY AWESOME
STILL MAKES SENSE AND
I'VE USED THE RIGHT WORD.
NOW LET'S TRY MATCHING
EACH OF THESE
PICTURES TO THE WORD
THAT THEY BEST
REPRESENT TO HELP
US REMEMBER THEIR MEANINGS.
BEGINNING WITH
THE ARROW.
USUALLY WHEN WE
SEE AN ARROW
IT'S GENERALLY POINTING
US TO A DIRECTION
OR TO A LOCATION.
SO I'D SAY THAT
THAT PICTURE
GOES PRETTY WELL
WITH THE FIRST THERE
WHICH WE ALSO SAID IS A
WORD USED TO DESCRIBE
A LOCATION OR A PLACE.

She drags the arrow to the first example.

She continues NEXT WE HAVE A PICTURE
OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE.
IF YOU'D AGREE WITH ME,
I THINK THAT WOULD
GO PRETTY WELL
WITH THE SECOND THEY'RE,
WHICH IS A SHORTER WAY
OF SAYING THEY ARE
AND IN OTHER WORDS
IS REFERRING TO A GROUP
OF PEOPLE OR THEM.
FINALLY, HERE WE HAVE
A PICTURE
OF SOMEBODY HOLDING
ONTO SOMETHING AS THOUGH
IT'S THEIR POSSESSION
OR BELONGING.
I'D SAY THAT GOES
PRETTY WELL WITH
THE LAST THEIR
WHICH WE SAID IS
ALSO A WORD
USED TO DESCRIBE THAT
SOMETHING BELONGS TO YOU
OR TO A GROUP
OR PEOPLE.
I'M TEACHER
SHAHANA
AND NOW YOU KNOW
THE MEANING OF
THERE, THEY'RE AND THEIR.