Common mistake theses (these)

Common Grammar Mistake: Theses vs. These

One common grammar mistake that people often make is confusing the words "theses" and "these."

The Correct Usage: These

The word "these" is a demonstrative pronoun used to indicate objects or people that are nearby or in the immediate vicinity. It is the plural form of the word "this."

  • These books are mine.
  • These are the shoes I bought yesterday.

The Common Mistake: Theses

The word "theses," on the other hand, is the plural form of the noun "thesis," which refers to a statement or theory that is put forward and supported by evidence. It is typically used in academic writing or research.

  • The professor is grading our theses.
  • He defended his theses to the committee.

It is important to be aware of the correct usage of these words to ensure clear and effective communication.

Note: Linguix grammar checker is a useful tool for catching grammar mistakes and improving your writing.

theses (these) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Are theses scenes from a novel?

    Are these scenes from a novel?

  • Incorrect:
    That's why the two countries look as they do theses days.

    That's why the two countries look as they do these days.

  • Correct:
    There are universities that are dedicated just to this field, thousands of people doing theses on Picasso, for example.
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