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Know Your Homophones: there, their and they're

In this worksheet, students practise spelling the words 'there', 'their' and 'they're' correctly by distinguishing between their meanings.

'Know Your Homophones: there, their and they're' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Homophone Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. The different meanings often have different spellings.

 

The words there, their and they're are homophones.

 

Their means 'belonging to them'.

Susie and Sam have lost their puppy.

 

They're is short for 'they are'.

They're searching for him now.

 

There is used when we are talking about a place.

'He's over there!' shouted Susie.

 

We also use there when we say 'there is' or 'there are'.

'There is another puppy with him,' said Sam.

Choose the correct spelling of there/their/they're to complete the sentence.

 

The children are going to visit __________ aunt during half term.

there

their

they're

Choose the correct spelling of there/their/they're to complete the sentence.

 

I can see Katie over ________.

girl and dog

 

there

their

they're

Choose the correct spelling of there/their/they're to complete the sentence.

 

I think __________ coming to visit us tomorrow.

there

their

they're

Choose the correct spelling of there/their/they're to complete the sentence.

 

Julie and Sophie will come out to play when they've had __________ tea.

there

their

they're

Choose the correct spelling of there/their/they're to complete the sentence.

 

Is __________ a post box in the village?

post

 

there

their

they're

For the next five questions you need to read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of there/their/they're has been used.

 

The children all held there breath and jumped into the water.

water

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of there/their/they're has been used.

 

They're hoping to go to Spain on holiday next year.

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of there/their/they're has been used.

 

There are thirty pupils in our class.

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of there/their/they're has been used.

 

The twins said there having a birthday party next Saturday.

party

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of there/their/they're has been used.

 

The boys left their bikes outside the park.

bike

correct

incorrect

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling of there/their/they're to complete the sentence.

 

The children are going to visit __________ aunt during half term.

CORRECT ANSWER
their
EDDIE SAYS
I wonder what fun things they will do during their visit?
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling of there/their/they're to complete the sentence.

 

I can see Katie over ________.

girl and dog

 

CORRECT ANSWER
there
EDDIE SAYS
'There she is, she's walking the dog.'
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling of there/their/they're to complete the sentence.

 

I think __________ coming to visit us tomorrow.

CORRECT ANSWER
they're
EDDIE SAYS
This is like saying 'they are' but with the apostrophe, it is a little shorter and faster to say 'they're'.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling of there/their/they're to complete the sentence.

 

Julie and Sophie will come out to play when they've had __________ tea.

CORRECT ANSWER
their
EDDIE SAYS
I wonder what they have got for tea? It belongs to them and it is 'their' tea.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling of there/their/they're to complete the sentence.

 

Is __________ a post box in the village?

post

 

CORRECT ANSWER
there
EDDIE SAYS
'Yes I can see it, look it is just over there!'
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of there/their/they're has been used.

 

The children all held there breath and jumped into the water.

water

CORRECT ANSWER
incorrect
EDDIE SAYS
The breath belongs to the children so it should be 'their'.
  • Question 7

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of there/their/they're has been used.

 

They're hoping to go to Spain on holiday next year.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
EDDIE SAYS
This is correct. I bet they're also hoping for some sunshine whilst they are there!
  • Question 8

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of there/their/they're has been used.

 

There are thirty pupils in our class.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
EDDIE SAYS
How are you getting on so far? Keep up the hard work!
  • Question 9

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of there/their/they're has been used.

 

The twins said there having a birthday party next Saturday.

party

CORRECT ANSWER
incorrect
EDDIE SAYS
It should be 'they're' as it is short for 'they are'.
  • Question 10

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of there/their/they're has been used.

 

The boys left their bikes outside the park.

bike

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
EDDIE SAYS
The bikes belong to the boys, so 'their' is correct.
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