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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