Thier vs. Their: What's the Difference?
The incorrect spelling is "Thier," while the correct spelling is "Their." "Their" is a possessive adjective indicating ownership or relation.
Which is correct: Thier or Their
How to spell Their?
Thier is Incorrect
Their is Correct
Think of the word "heir" within "their," which relates to inheritance and ownership.
In "their," the sequence is e-i-r, which spells "Eir," like the goddess of healing. Ownership can be healing!
Remember that "I" always comes before "E" except after "C," and there's no "C" in "their."
“Their” is often used with plural nouns; think of the “e” and the “i” representing two entities owning something.
Use the mnemonic sentence: "Their cats are over there," to distinguish between "their" and other homophones like "there."
Thier and Their Definitions
Misspelling of their
"Their" may reflect a collective action or state.
Their arrival was unexpected.
Thier is an incorrect spelling of Their.
"Their" can show a shared characteristic among a group.
Their intentions were good.
"Their" specifies a particular relationship to an individual.
Their teacher is strict.
"Their" indicates ownership by a group.
Their car is blue.
Used as a modifier before a noun
The politicians boasted of their accomplishments. “It is fatal for anyone who writes to think of their sex” (Virginia Woolf). See Usage Notes at he1, they.
Belonging to, from, of, or relating to, them (plural).
They will meet tomorrow at their convenience
This is probably their cat
Belonging to someone (one person, singular).
Misspelling of there
The possessive case of the personal pronoun they; as, their houses; their country.
Nothing but the name of zeal appears'Twixt our best actions and the worst of theirs.
"Their" can indicate a general, unspecified group.
Their opinions may differ.
Which vowel is used before Their?
The indefinite article "a" or "an" can precede a noun that follows "their."
What is the pronunciation of Their?
It is pronounced as /ðɛr/.
Which preposition is used with Their?
Prepositions aren't typically paired specifically with "their."
Is Their a negative or positive word?
It is a neutral word, indicating possession.
Why is it called Their?
The term "Their" comes from Old English and is used to indicate possession.
What is the verb form of Their?
"Their" is not a verb, so it has no verb form.
What is the root word of Their?
The root comes from Old English "þeira," meaning "of them."
What is the singular form of Their?
"Their" is a plural possessive; for singular, "his" or "her" would be used.
Which conjunction is used with Their?
Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used in a larger sentence structure containing "their."
Which article is used with Their?
Articles generally precede the noun that "their" modifies.
Is Their an abstract noun?
No, it is not a noun at all.
Is Their a countable noun?
No, it is not a noun.
Which determiner is used with Their?
"Their" itself is a determiner used before a noun.
What is the second form of Their?
It has no forms; it's not a verb.
What is the plural form of Their?
"Their" is already a plural form.
Is the word Their imperative?
No, it is not imperative.
How do we divide Their into syllables?
It is one syllable and thus not divided.
What part of speech is Their?
It is a possessive adjective.
Is Their a noun or adjective?
"Their" is a possessive adjective.
Is the Their term a metaphor?
No, it is not inherently metaphorical.
Is Their a collective noun?
No, it is not a noun.
What is a stressed syllable in Their?
The whole word is a single, stressed syllable.
What is another term for Their?
An alternative could be "belonging to them."
What is the first form of Their?
"Their" has no forms as it is not a verb.
How is Their used in a sentence?
"Their" modifies a noun to indicate possession: "Their dog is very friendly."
Is Their an adverb?
No, it is not an adverb.
Is Their a vowel or consonant?
It is neither; it's a possessive adjective.
How many syllables are in Their?
What is the opposite of Their?
The opposite could be "not their" or "someone else's."
What is the third form of Their?
Again, it has no forms as it's not a verb.
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