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    #1

    these actions, these or this

    Hi,

    Question:

    Should I say “these actions, these or this”

    Sentence:

    I would allocate new tasks and review our existing tasks during our group meeting.
    I would set a deadline for each new task and monitor our progress.
    I did these actions / these / this influence the team.


    My opinion:

    “these actions” can be used, because I did more than 1 action, such as, allocating new tasks and reviewing existing tasks.

    “this”
    can be used, because the word “this” refer to the whole situation and all the things I did.

    “these”
    cannot be used.


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    Re: these actions, these or this

    The sentence doesn't work for me regardless of which you use. You'd have to get rid of 'I did' and then simply say 'This influenced the team' (the past sounds better because you have used 'would'.

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    Re: these actions, these or this

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The sentence doesn't work for me regardless of which you use. You'd have to get rid of 'I did' and then simply say 'This influenced the team' (the past sounds better because you have used 'would'.
    Hi,

    What if:

    I did this / these / these actions to influence the team.

    ?

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    #4

    Re: these actions, these or this

    In my book, you don't do an action. 'I did this' is fine. Otherwise 'This action/these actions was/were aimed at...', or 'The object of this/these action/s was to ...'.

    b

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