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Rule "'this' vs. 'these'"

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Description: 'this' vs. 'these'
Message: The possessive apostrophe may be missing.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/possessive-apostrophe/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • This years election will change everything.
    Correction suggestion: This year's, These years
  • And this weeks platform update is a relatively small.
    Correction suggestion: this week's, these weeks
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I suggested this years ago.
  • Been working on this months now and am exasperated.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: THIS_NNS [1]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-09-28 20:33:03 +0000)