There, Their, They’re – Reminders for Myself and My Students

On Sunday early morning I was writing in a bit of a rush and failed to discover a mistake in the title of my post about using the netstat command to see the connections a computer is making to external sites and gadgets. I know the difference and have actually taught the distinction to trainees for as long as I can remember.

GCF Learn Free offers this 90 second video explanation of when to use there, theyre, and their. The video uses little GI Joe characters to describe the appropriate usage of each word. Evaluating by the YouTube comments below the video the majority of people like the approach of the video however some dont like the usage a military style for the video.

Making videos about homophones can be a great way for trainees to learn and remember how to use them. On Next Vista for Learning youll discover this student-produced video description of the differences between their, there, and theyre.

Free School offers this short, to-the-point explanation of homophones. The video isnt going to win any awards for creativity, but it works in its delivery of the guidelines for using their, theyre, and there..

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