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Rule "Singular verb after 'these' or 'those'"

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Description: Singular verb after 'these' or 'those'
Message: The verb '\3' is singular. Did you mean: \1 \2 \3?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Make sure that these two contains sufficient examples.
    Correction suggestion: these two contain
  • These three includes the battery and the instructions.
    Correction suggestion: These three include
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Make sure that these two contain sufficient examples.
  • The most common of these two live in arid regions.
  • Two is a cardinal number.
  • Between these two classes a struggle must go on until...
  • Although those four usually lives in dark places, other plants prefer sunshine.
  • These usually eats only vegetables, unlike their carnivorous cousins.
  • A letter outlining the changes (and reference that it is for just these two invoices an amendment) should be sufficient.
  • ... but those four usually (if the software operates correctly) detects the problem.
  • The only thing that separates those two was a coin flip.
  • But the last time he updated these three was in 2020, for what I remember.
  • These confirms are being distributed internally within Enron at this time and remain subject to review by Enron commercial and counsel.
  • These Inters were on Kevin Presto's actual selection of candidates for his world.
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