This or These
This or These : Grammar and Spelling Tips
A common mistake is to use the expression These kind or These sort as in the following sentence.
• These sort of situations are always difficult.
The correct forms are:
• This kind of situation…
• These kinds of situations …
You could say either:
• This kind of situation is difficult.
• These kinds of situations are difficult.
A more formal expression is:
Situations of this kind…
See our section on These or Those .
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