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Those vs. these #1 (permalink) Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:16 am   Those vs. these
 

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #13 "Telephones", question 8

In Germany those phones are called 'Handy' and many German in fact think that this is the English word for 'mobile phone'.

(a) those
(b) are
(c) German

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #13 "Telephones", answer 8

In Germany those phones are called 'Handy' and many Germans in fact think that this is the English word for 'mobile phone'.

Correct entry: Germans
The error was: (c) German
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Those vs. these #2 (permalink) Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:39 am   Those vs. these
 

Hi,

These is the plural of this and those is the plural of that. This (these) describes what is here (and now): Will you take these letters to the post office this morning. That (those) refers to what is there (and then) Will you take those letters in the next office to the post office later.

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