Come on, everybody on the internet. Learn to spell. I can't understand half the things I read online. Imagine some lions; THEY, meaning THEM, ARE somewhere. THEY and ARE can be said seperately but you can use an apostrophe and say THEY'RE somewhere. Where are they? in a place that is SomeWHERE either HERE or THERE. THEIR means THEY own something. The E comes first. a LAIR is a place where lions live. You can't use this word in the place of any of the other 3 words because it is a different word beggining with a different letter. Come on, people. ps. this is not an attack on American English. English English is just as bad.