это / эти

  • works@Lingvist

    I was wondering, why isn't Это in plural in this sentence? The noun and the adjective are in plural so I would automatically like to use Эти in the sentence Это общие принципы.

    Thank you!

  • Привет @Kärt !

    Это means "this" or "these" as in:
    Это новый дом. - This is a new house.
    Это is indeclinable. It usually translates into "This is ...", "These are ...".

    Этот/ эта / это/ эти means "this" or "these" and is used as a noun modifier:
    Этот дом новый. - This house is new.

    I hope it helped!

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