LanguageTool Community

<< return to list of rules

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

This is one of many errors that LanguageTool can detect. Visit the LanguageTool homepage to use it online or download it for free.

Description: Singular verb after 'these' or 'those'
Message: The verb '\3' is singular. Did you mean the plural (are or were)?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Those two is nice.
  • These three is the most important.
  • Are you sure that these two was sufficient examples?
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Those two are nice.
  • The most common of these two is on the outside.
  • 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.
Pattern: Show XML · Show in Rule Editor
Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: SINGULAR_VERB_AFTER_THESE_OR_THOSE [3]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-26 22:33:06 +0200)