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    #1

    this or these

    "We'll be learning more about the artist in this/these a couple of days' lessons."

    Do we use 'this' or 'these' in the above sentence?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: this or these

    Where did you find this sentence?

    It doesn't make sense with either this or these.

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    Re: this or these

    I heard it on radio. Maybe I heard it wrong, I know it was meant that we will be learning about the artist in the following couple of days' lessons.

    What would you say to make it more sense?(I have a feeling that my this sentence is a little weird, could you please correct it too?)
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    #4

    Re: this or these

    The following would work better for me.

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    #5

    Re: this or these

    Or "... the next couple of days' lessons".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: this or these

    Thank you, Tdol and emsr2d2.

    I've noticed that there were a few mistakes in my post #3 sentences.

    1. I heard it on the radio, not on radio.
    2. to make a sentence more sensible, or suitalbe, not make it more sense.

    Am I right?

    I also have a question, if I didn't hear something on the radio or from somebody correctly, can I say "I heard it wrong?" or can we say it other ways?

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    Re: this or these

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi L View Post
    can I say "I heard it wrong?"
    You can. You could also use mis-heard.

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    Re: this or these

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can. You could also use mis-heard.
    Thank you, Tdol. Maybe I should have asked, is it natural to say "I heard it wrong"?

    I have the question because to me "I heard it wrong" sounds like Chinese-English. Sometimes, as a foreigner, we can say something, people can understand but it's just not natural, which I should avoid.

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    #9

    Re: this or these

    I have listened to the teacher's words (in the mp3 file below) several times, and found that perhaps it is said "we're be learning about Kieron Williamson in this couple of days' lessons," not "this a couple of days' lessons." If this is the case, is it a good sentence or does it make sense to you?

    Thank you.
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    Re: this or these

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi L View Post
    I have the question because to me "I heard it wrong" sounds like Chinese-English. Sometimes, as a foreigner, we can say something, people can understand but it's just not natural, which I should avoid.
    It's natural English. I heard it wrongly would be less natural.

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