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There’ll vs they’ll: simple tips to help you remember

THERE’LL vs THEY’LL: which is which? Learn the difference

THERE’LL and THEY’LL are often confused but remembering the difference is easy when you know how. These simple tips will help you decide which word you need.

When to use there’ll

THERE’LL is a contraction of the words there + will = THERE’LL

The apostrophe in the word there’ll shows that there are letters missing – in this case, and i.

Here are a couple of examples of the word there’ll used in a sentence:

There’ll be trouble!” = “There will be trouble!”

There’ll be blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover” = “There will be blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover”

When to use they’ll

THEY’LL is a contraction of the words they + will = they’ll.

It is the short version of:

Here’s how they’ll is used in a sentence:

They’ll be late!” = “They will be late!”

They’ll need a lie-in after their late night” = “They’ll need a lie-in after their late night”

In a nutshell, to remember the difference between there’ll and they’ll, start by writing the contraction in full, to see if you mean there or they.

THERE'LL vs THEY'LL – simple tips to remember the difference

THERE’LL and THEY’LL – simple tips to remember the difference

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