Grammar Tips

Their, There, and They're

Their:

Possesion. The children put on their coats. 

There:

Place. Let's go over there. Do you want to go there next week?

They're:

This is an abreviation to They Are. They are going to get told off: They're going to get told off.

Their, There, and They're:

They're going to get in trouble off their parents for going there when warned not to.

Two, To, and Too

Two:

Numerical. The two cats sat in front of the fire.

To:

Preposition

1, Used for expressing motion or direction toward a point, person, place, or thing approached and reached, as opposed to from: They came to the house.

2, Used for expressing direction or motion or direction toward something: in the direction of; toward:from north to south.

3, Used for expressing limit of movement or extension: he grew to six feet.

4, Used for expressing contact or contiguity: on; against; beside; upon:a right uppercut to the jaw; Apply varnish to the surface.

5, Used for expressing a point of limit in time: before; until: to this day; It is ten minutes to six. We work from nine to five.

6. Used for expressing aim, purpose, or intention: going to the rescue.

7, Used for expressing destination or appointed end: sentenced to jail.

8. Used for expressing agency, result, or consequence: to my dismay; The flowers opened to the sun.

9. Used for expressing a resulting state or condition: he tore it to pieces.

10, Used for expressing the object of inclination or desire: they drank to her health.

11, Used for expressing the object of a right or claim: claimants to an estate.

12, Used for expressing limit in degree, condition, or amount: wet to the skin; goods amounting to $1000; Tomorrow's high will be 75 to 80°.

13, Used for expressing addition or accompaniment with: he added insult to injury. They danced to the music. Where is the top to this box?

14, Used for expressing attachment or adherence: she held to her opinion.

15, Used for expressing comparison or opposition: inferior to last year's crop; The score is eight to seven.

16, Used for expressing agreement or accordance according to; by:a position to one's liking; to the best of my knowledge.

17, Used for expressing reference, reaction, or relation: what will he say to this?

18, Used for expressing a relative position: parallel to the roof.

19, Used for expressing a proportion of number or quantity in; making up:12 to the dozen; 20 miles to the gallon.

20, Used for indicating the indirect object of a verb, for connecting a verb with its complement, or for indicating or limiting the application of an adjective, noun, or pronoun: give it to me. I refer to your work.

21, Used as the ordinary sign or accompaniment of the infinitive, as in expressing motion, direction, or purpose, in ordinary uses with a substantive object.

22, Mathematics. raised to the power indicated:Three to the fourth is 81 (34= 81).

adverb

23, Toward a point, person, place, or thing, implied or understood.

24, Toward a contact point or closed position:Pull the door to.

25, Toward a matter, action, or work: we turned to with a will.

26, Into a state of consciousness; out of unconsciousness: after he came to.

         

                                         To: Courtesy of Dictionary.com

Too:

Adverb

 

1, In addition; also; furthermore; moreover:young, clever, and rich too.

2, To an excessive extent or degree; beyond what is desirable, fitting, or right: too sick to travel.

3, More, as specified, than should be:too near the fire.

4, Used as an affirmative to contradict a negative statement):I am too!

5, Extremely; very:She wasn't too pleased with his behavior.

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Where, were, wear

Where:

Adverb

1, In or at what place?:Where is he? Where do you live?

2, In what position or circumstances?:Where do you stand on this question? Without money, where are you?

3, In what particular respect, way, etc.?:Where does this affect us?

4, To what place, point, or end? whither?:Where are you going?

5, From what source? whence?:Where did you get such a notion?

 

Conjunction

6, In or at what place, part, point, etc.:Find where he is. Find where the trouble is.

7, In or at the place, part, point, etc., in or at which:The book is where you left it.

8, In a position, case, etc., in which:Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.

9, In any place, position, case, etc., in which; wherever:Use the ointment where pain is felt.

10, To what or whatever place; to the place or any place to which:I will go where you go.

11, In or at which place; and there:They came to the town, where they lodged for the night.

Pronoun

12, What place?:Where did you come from?

13, The place in which; point at which:This is where the boat docks. That was where the phone rang.

Were:

Verb

A second person singular past indicative; first, second, and third person plural past indicative; and past subjunctive of be.

         

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Wear:

Verb (used with object), wore, worn, wear·ing.

1, To carry or have on the body or about the person as a covering, equipment, ornament, or the like:to wear a coat; to wear a saber; to wear a disguise.

2, To have or use on the person habitually:to wear a wig.

3, To bear or have in one's aspect or appearance:to wear a smile; to wear an air of triumph.

4, To cause (garments, linens, etc.) to deteriorate or change by wear:Hard use has worn these gloves.

5, To impair, deteriorate, or consume gradually by use or any continued process:Long illness had worn the bloom from her cheeks.

6, To waste or diminish gradually by rubbing, scraping, washing, etc.:The waves have worn these rocks.

7, To make (a hole, channel, way, etc.) by such action.

8, To bring about or cause a specified condition in (a person or thing) by use, deterioration, or gradual change:to wear clothes to rags; to wear a person to a shadow.

9, To weary; fatigue; exhaust:Toil and care soon wear the spirit.

10, To pass (time) gradually or tediously (usually followed by away or out):We wore the afternoon away in arguing.

11, Nautical. to bring (a vessel) on another tack by turning until the wind is on the stern.

12, British Dialect. to gather and herd (sheep or cattle) to a pen or pasture.

Verb (used without object), wore, worn, wear·ing.

13, To undergo gradual impairment, diminution, reduction, etc., from wear, use, attrition, or other causes (often followed by away, down, out, or off).

14, To retain shape, color, usefulness, value, etc., under wear, use, or any continued strain:a strong material that will wear; colors that wear well.

15, Of time, to pass, especially slowly or tediously (often followed by on or away):As the day wore on, we had less and less to talk about.

16, To have the quality of being easy or difficult to tolerate, especially after a relatively long association:It's hard to get to know him, but he wears well.

17, Nautical. (of a vessel) to come round on another tack by turning away from the wind.

Obsolete. to be commonly worn; to be in fashion.

Noun

18, The act of wearing; use, as of a garment:articles for winter wear;I've had a lot of wear out of this coat;I had to throw away the shirt after only three wears.

19, The state of being worn, as on the person.

20, Clothing or other articles for wearing; especially when fashionable or appropriate for a particular function (often used in combination):travel wear; sportswear.

21, Gradual impairment, wasting, diminution, etc., as from use:The carpet shows wear.

22, The quality of resisting deterioration with use; durability.