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    Imagine I have a stain of cake-icing on my jacket.
    You ask me what it is.
    Which of these answers are acceptable?
    1-That is icing of a cake.
    2-That's the icing of a cake.
    3-That's icing of cake.

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    Re: icing

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Imagine I have a stain of cake-icing on my jacket.
    You ask me what it is.
    Which of these answers are acceptable?
    1-That is icing of a cake.
    2-That's the icing of a cake.
    3-That's icing of cake.
    I'd simply say "That's icing." However, out of your examples, #2 is the best for me.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    #3
    I'd go for Red's suggestion, without the typo. :D :D :D

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    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd go for Red's suggestion, without the typo. :D :D :D
    Fixed, thanks.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.


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    #5
    I personally would use none of those, but would say simply
    1. it's icing.
    2. It's icing from a cake.

    I am also thinking of the rule "this" is for close and "that" is for further away. therefore I just think "it" sounds better. Just an opinion from a fellow learner.

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    #6
    I'd say, "It's frosting."
    :D

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    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by valtango
    1. it's icing.
    2. It's icing from a cake.
    Yep, both of those suggestions are good for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by valtango
    I just think "it" sounds better.
    I agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by valtango
    Just an opinion from a fellow learner.
    It's great to see you getting involved in the discussions here. It's great to have you with us. Welcome to UsingEnglish!
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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