Middle school. Special ed. English class.
They have this thing they do daily. They are given two sentences that have errors in them, and they are to find the errors and correct them. This day's sentence:
their were many people comeing to visit."Get rid of the E."
"Capitalize the T."
"That's the wrong 'there'."
And I breathed a huge sigh of relief. I didn't even have to prompt them and they found it. Easily.
See, Internet people. Middle schoolers in special ed can identify which there/their/they're is correct. Why can't the rest of you?
(I don't mean the readers of this blog. You all get it correct. I'm talking about those other commenters out there or those on Facebook who continually get it wrong.)