They’re, their, there; A Halloween Horror CV Grammar Special

Frankenstein pumpkin carving

It’s an abomination that Victor Frankenstein would be proud of. If the parts are put together incorrectly, much like Victor’s early efforts, it will die, a quick and horrible death. It is, of course, poor CV grammar and the incorrect use of they’re, their and there.
To make this quick and easy to understand I have put together some simple examples of how the words should be used. I have also put some links at the bottom of the article for those of you that would like to learn more and even a link to the template that I used yesterday to create the Frankenstein pumpkin carving in the picture!

They’re: A contraction of: they are.
Usage: They’re going to the cinema. If they’re about to order food.

Their: A pronoun and not the same as they’re.
Usage: It was their car. The board will meet with you but it will be at their convenience.

There: An adverb and not the same as their.
Usage: Your CV is on the desk over there. When you get there. It is there.

These three words are regularly confused and can have the same damaging effect (not affect! I will cover this later.) as poor spelling. If you find yourself forgetting which word you should use then please bookmark this page and refer back to it when you wish.

Reference: Wiktionary
Pumpkin Carving: Frankenstein Pumpkin Carving Template


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