Sexy Birthday Homonyms: there, their, & they’re

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This month, The Sexy Grammarian celebrates 8 years of arousing writers to produce and polish their projects. And what’s more fun than blowing out candles? Snuffing out misused words!

Many writers confuse homonyms. I’ve collected my own in-house list of homonyms that writers mix up often. You might be surprised! And you may learn a new word or two.

So join the birthday revelry as I post a set of easily confused homonyms every weekday this month. My sexy example sentences guarantee you will never use the wrong word again! Here’s the first one:

The adverb there indicates a point in action or speech, as in:

I want you to touch me down there.

The pronoun their is a part of the possessive case of they, as in:

After their lips parted a moment to breathe, they went back to kissing.

The contraction they’re is short for they are, as in:

They’re getting me wet with all this talk of nipples.

What is a homonym? Generally speaking, homonyms are any words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read more about homonyms, homophones, and homographs on Wikipedia, and check out this exhaustive homonym list.

Come back tomorrow to learn the difference between capital & Capitol. Subscribe to make sure you never miss another Sexy Grammar lesson. Write to me for private lessons via Skype or in person.

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