Common mistake This (These) two are happy

The Most Common Grammar Mistakes to Avoid

Mistake: Using "This" instead of "These" to Refer to Plural Nouns

One of the most common mistakes people make in English grammar is using "this" instead of "these" when referring to plural nouns.

For example, instead of saying "This two are happy," the correct way to say it is "These two are happy." The use of "these" is necessary when the subject is plural.

  • Incorrect: This books are mine.
  • Correct: These books are mine.

As you can see in the example, "books" is a plural noun, so the correct demonstrative pronoun to use is "these."

Remember to use "this" when referring to singular nouns and "these" when referring to plural nouns.

Note: Linguix grammar checker can help you avoid this type of mistake and many others.

This (These) two are happy mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    This 2 are my best options.

    These 2 are my best options.

  • Correct:
    This 2008 reprint
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