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Rule "VBG they're (their)"

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Description: VBG they're (their)
Message: Did you mean \1 their?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/there-their-theyre/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • They couldn't stop conceptualizing they're own demise.
    Correction suggestion: conceptualizing their
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Are you suggesting they're not who they say they are?
  • These feelings are apparently reciprocated, as Jet and Spike always allow her to return despite claiming they're pleased to see her leave.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: VBG_THEYRE [6]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-14 22:33:10 +0200)