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Rule "the (they)"

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Description: the (they)
Message: Did you mean they or then?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • We can do it if the create the concept.
    Correction suggestion: they, then
  • What if the allowed us to do it?
    Correction suggestion: they, then
  • The Tour Down Under is the largest cycling event outside Europe and the was the first event outside Europe to be granted UCI ProTour status.
    Correction suggestion: they, then
  • I asked the nurse to let me talk to them and when the pulled the curtain back no one was there.
    Correction suggestion: they, then
  • In politics and civic affairs leaders of the pillar organizations cooperated and the acknowledged the right of the other pillars, so public life generally ran smoothly.
    Correction suggestion: they, then
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • The older tires get, the harder the rubber becomes and the lower the traction becomes.
  • We will call the first the furnace and the second the refrigerator.
  • Tokyo was really wonderful and the welcome the Japanese extended to us was also just as wonderful.
  • Detroit techno developed as the DJ The Electrifying Mojo did his radio program, which fused eclectic sounds into the signature Detroit techno sound.
  • These races, Ionian and Dorian, were the foremost in ancient time, the first a Pelasgian and the second a Hellenic people.
  • The macro currently has two triggers, the first a time based trigger that fires at 5:00 am and the second a keystroke trigger.
  • In that case each of the equations describes a spherical cone, with the cusp located at the satellite, and the base a sphere around the satellite.
  • But the reason the Sooners lost the game was ...
  • Our kids knew how old they were, and the season their birthday was in.
  • ... (full signature, no changes made), but the Annex A is not attached, we do not have...
  • This matters because the lower the marginal product, the lower the welfare cost of debt.
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ID: THE_THEY [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-21 22:33:07 +0200)