Sunday, August 18, 2013

Their, There, They're

OK, I'm finally tackling one of the dreaded apostrophe homophones. Took two years to build up the courage... and think of appropriate illustrations. And I'm still not 100% sure I nailed it. Leave a comment, I really want to know what you think of this one.
I figure a tandem bike implies dual ownership – Their bike, rather than his or hers – even if they aren't pictured. (Besides, the fewer times I show them, the fewer times I can be accused of implying that They're doing something in that panel.)
The next one seems pretty self-explanatory to me. The rider is pointing to the bike – There it is.
Finally, They're riding it. Yes, they are.
I dunno. Works for me. What about you?



2 comments:

  1. Shouldn't that first one be "theirs"?

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  2. Depends on how you construct your sentence, I suppose. I say it's their bike. You say the bike is theirs. Tomayto, tomahto. :)
    Anyway, they both use the "ei" spelling of the word, and that's the main point.

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