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Basic Grandma

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Basic Grandma

When should we use "their" or the similar spelling of "there"?
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Re: Basic Grandma

Not sure if this is a trick question or simply to correct errors common in the forums.
Their - is possessive as in 'That is their house'
There - is direction as in 'The house over there'.
That is their house over there Wink
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if you figure out how to teach the difference to Microsoft it might stop some people thinking there dealing with a moron all the time though  Wink
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Re: Basic Grandma

Don't forget  They're
Or is that a grocers apostrophe?  Cheesy Grin
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Re: Basic Grandma

Their...... belonging to..... as in heir
There..... place ..... as in here
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Re: Basic Grandma

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it might stop some people thinking there dealing with a moron all the time though  Wink

This sentence could be correct if the 'there' refers to somewhere else as opposed to 'here' but it changes the whole meaning and context of the sentence.

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or it could be done on purpose to highlight the inefficiency of the spelling auto correct .....
don't get me wrong I am pleased that such a thing now exists and operates but it could be so much better, and its clearly a lot easier for people to read and understand my posts now there not full of my raw input data
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Re: Basic Grandma

Auto spelling correction is relatively easy.....grammar is more difficult.
The result of English being a complex language.

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Re: Basic Grandma

A quick test.
10/10 for me  Wink

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true but they managed it many years ago when they implemented the feature in word
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10/10 for me too but it is an easy test.

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10/10 again - it must be easy  Wink
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10/10 as well
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Really?  From a subsequent post:
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given there webpage says there getting a new partner I'd have to say you were correct although it also suggests that business customers can get something called a BT assist unit and earn money for running it so there clearly planning to have there partner network as a backup rather than as a primary provider

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Re: Basic Grandma

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Don't forget   They're

'They're going to their house over there' should about cover it.
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