No, what I'm asking people to do is to revisit that which they were taught in primary school; the difference between there, their and they're. It's very simple, really, and I don't understand why people just can't seem to grasp it. So, here's the 101.
"there" is mostly a word used to indicate the location of something, though I have included its different uses (for example, interjection and in stating the existence of something).
What have you got there?"their" is a word for possession. If you can replace it in a sentence with the other possessive pronouns, it is the right one to use. Examples:
Your bag is over there.
There it is.
There, there. It's alright.
There was a good movie on last night.
There has been too much gossip about Brangelina of late, hasn't there?
Their hands were cold. Compare: Her hands were cold."they're" is a compound of the words "they" and "are". All you need to do is get into the habit of separating compound words when you write. (This also helps with deciding between your and you're, but that might be another post.) An example:
That bag is theirs. Compare: That bag is his.
Theirs was the correct way. Compare: Mine was the correct way.
Theirs no chocolate left. Compare: Yours no chocolate left. This makes no sense, so obviously it is the wrong word. The correct sentence would be "There's no chocolate left."
Their going out to dinner. Think. You are actually trying to say, "They are going out to dinner." So, the correct sentence is "They're going out to dinner."
Now all in one sentence:
There's their bag that they're bringing.Broken down: There is the bag belonging to them that they are bringing. Got it? Good. Now get it right!