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Grammarly keeps trying to change it to "this police." I am talking about multiple police. What am I supposed to say in this case?

marked as duplicate by P. E. Dant, Nathan Tuggy, James K, Peter, shin Jul 17 '17 at 2:22

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  • these and those refer to location or picking an item or group, not quantity. You need to use your phrases in a sentence or two with sufficient context to understand the meaning. – user3169 Jul 14 '17 at 20:44
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    "Police" is a plurale tantum. There is no plural form. There is no such form as "a police" or "this police". See the duplicate. Grammarly is wrong. Do not waste your time and money on "grammarly" or similar. See our Canonical post on grammer "checkers". – P. E. Dant Jul 14 '17 at 21:52
  • @P.E.Dant: looks like your spell checker may have slipped up... – JavaLatte Jul 16 '17 at 10:21
  • @JavaLatte No, it was my fingers. – P. E. Dant Jul 16 '17 at 16:11

It's a bit hard to say without an example sentence, but most likely you want to simply say "the police". This phrasing is imprecise in terms of number or location.

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