these or those?


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Hello, people, I want to refer to ‘international corporations’ and 'developing nations'. Please help me with the prenouns. Thanks a lot!

There are a growing number of international corporations in developing nations. This essay believes that the advantage of this phenomenon is that these/those corporations can grow their profits in these/those nations.
  • julie1g

    Senior Member
    American English
    "These" is better because it refers to the previous sentence. However, an essay can't believe. I would take out "This essay believes that"
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