I would like to pick your mind about the following subject. I have read the following phrases (It's an extarct of the NPR site on the web), see below:
The deficit for this year would surge to a record-breaking $1.6 trillion, according to a congressional official who had access to a White House summary document. That deficit would easily top last year's then unprecedented $1.41 trillion gap.
My question is why instead of the word that (in bold character) the writer has not use the demonstrative pronoun this.
Do you have an idea?
Thanks in advance.
The Frenchie guy who try to improve its English level.
I guess we all make mistakes =)
Don't worry about it.
Once I was very frustrated when I lost a match, and I wrote:
"We one anyway!" instead of "We won anyway"
The Frenchie guy who tries to improve his English level.
You are a guy, that's why I would have used his.
This and that have near and far orientations, respectively. I think the author wanted to distance himself from the projections of the congressional official, either because he disagrees with him, or because he tries to maintain an objective tone in his article.
your two cents worth - Definition of your two cents worth from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus
0,02 bucks or dollars = two cents