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    #1

    Brands like this, tend to be popular for only a short period of time.

    hi teachers,

    This is original sentence:

    Brands like this, tend to be popular for only a short period of time.

    My suggestion on the example above is the following, as brands is plural:


    Brands like these, tend to be popular for only a short period of time.

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    #2

    Re: Brands like this, tend to be popular for only a short period of time.

    Even though "brands" is plural, if you only talk about a specific brand you use "this".

    "Brands like these" is not wrong but it means something a little different.

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    #3

    Re: Brands like this, tend to be popular for only a short period of time.

    Both could be correct if they lost the comma. It depends on whether you're discussing one brand or several. The comma is incorrect.
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