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Which is correct? in or under?

  1. I'm sorry we had to meet in this situation.

  2. I'm sorry we had to meet under this situation.

I know that one uses "under" for circumstances, example "I'm sorry we had to meet under these circumstances" but I've seen people use "under these situations" and was wondering if it is grammatically correct?

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    Hello, Christie. What does a Google Ngram search for "under these situations" seem to show? And for "under this situation"? – Edwin Ashworth Apr 3 '17 at 16:28
  • books.google.com/ngrams – NVZ Apr 3 '17 at 16:29
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    It's just not very idiomatic to use situation for your context. Stick with the standard under these circumstances if the context is relatively formal, otherwise just like this. Personally, I don't think any native speaker would ever come out with under these situations in any circumstances. – FumbleFingers Apr 3 '17 at 16:37
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In this situation In these circumstances Under these circumstances

All are fine, but not "under this situation".

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