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Rule "'this' vs. 'these'"

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Description: 'this' vs. 'these'
Message: The plural demonstrative '\1' does not agree with the singular noun '\3'.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Feel free to extend those rule.
    Correction suggestion: this rule, those rules
  • Is there a way to see what other device has those MAC address?
    Correction suggestion: this MAC address, those MAC addresses
  • Tell me how to resolve these issue.
    Correction suggestion: this issue, these issues
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • When will those ship?
  • When do these count?
  • How much do these cost?
  • I hope these help.
  • Hope those help.
  • Please join us in wishing these groups success.
  • Those colours clash.
  • Are these open source?
  • Notes on some of these relations follow:
  • There is a significant overlap in the range of techniques and applications that these cover.
  • I might use straps for these next time.
  • (2004) Nicaragua: Those Passed By.
  • Read Christopher Elliott's "The Travel Tightwad" to get to the bottom of secret surcharges that make those sales possible.
  • I would like to pick other people from EGM and EIM and let some of these go.
  • Cons: Size, that about it unless you consider the “worry” about why are these so cheep?
  • Every once in a while you get to see the tip of the iceberg in all glory due to someone blatantly abusing those tools in ways apparent to those paying attention.
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ID: THIS_NNS [7]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-10-01 20:33:02 +0000)