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Rule "the (they)"

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Description: the (they)
Message: Did you mean they, that or there?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The cannot help you.
    Correction suggestion: They, That, There
  • The would not do it like that.
    Correction suggestion: They, That, There
  • The will make me truly happy.
    Correction suggestion: They, That, There
  • But the would be pretty far down my trouble list.
    Correction suggestion: they, that, there
  • As usual, the will provide details separately on the location.
    Correction suggestion: they, that, there
  • For the should be created.
    Correction suggestion: they, that, there
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • On any Day, if the Must Offer Generator cannot generate the full PMax it must file a generation outage report.
  • The must have toy this year...
  • Justify the need.
  • Ripping the will up after all.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: THE_THEY [3]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-18 22:33:08 +0200)