There, Their, They're...

Novice writers often misuse and confuse these three words, which are known as homophones or heterographs (words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings:

there: (adv) - in or at that place <stand over there>; (pronoun) - used as a function word to introduce a sentence or clause <there shall come a time>; (noun) - that place or position <there is no here and no there…in pure space — James Ward>

their: (adj) - of or relating to them or themselves especially as possessors, agents, or objects of an action <their furniture> <their verses> <their being seen>

they're: (contraction) - the combination of they and are <they're coming over for dinner tonight>

Good reporters will never make this mistake; they're well aware that there is a distinction between these three words that will never escape their attention!