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Is there any difference between:

  1. On this Thursday my sister will come to visit us...
  2. This Thursday my sister will come to visit us...

I feel like #2 is "more" correct, but I'm not sure.

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  1. On this Thursday my sister will come to visit us...
  2. This Thursday my sister will come to visit us...

Of these, only #2 is idiomatic.

You could simply say:

On Thursday my sister will come to visit us.

You only need to use either "on" or "this", as both serve the same purpose in the sentence, that is to specify which Thursday you mean. When saying "on Thursday" there is an assumption that you mean the Thursday of this week and not next Thursday.

Note that when we say "this Thursday" it means the Thursday within the current calendar week. That day may have passed already or it may be in the future - the context of your statement should make that clear, ie:

The event was this Thursday.
The event is this Thursday.

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