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Is it their or there? – how to spell those little homophones

Are you a learner of the English language? Do you ever get confused about how to spell words like there or their and your or you’re and its or it’s? If you do, don’t worry. You’re not the only one. Many learners and even many native speakers have trouble telling these words apart. They are so-called homophones: They sound the same, but are spelled differently.

But there are a few tricks which can help you remember once and for all which is which, so that you will never get them wrong again.