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    Hi everyone,

    Is That's OK = It's OK ?

    Please give some examples of each.

    Do I only use "That's okey" when someone apologizes for something or expresses a reaction to something or "It's okey" can also be used?


    Thank you!

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    Default Re: That's OK or It's OK

    In my my(little) view both mean the same idea.
    A :Can I borrow the book?
    B: That's OK.(no problem)

    Pronunciation: /əʊˈkeɪ/
    (also okay)
    informal
    exclamation
    used to express agreement or acceptance:
    OK, I’ll pass on your message
    OK, OK, I give in
    used to introduce an utterance:
    ‘OK, let’s go’
    Let's wait for our teachers' responses.
    Thank you...

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    Default Re: That's OK or It's OK

    [Not a teacher]

    I can think of one example where I would use "that's" over "it's":

    1: Do you want more cake?
    2: That's ok.

    In this context, "that's ok" means "no thank you". "It's ok" would not make sense (to me):

    1: Do you want more cake?
    2: It's ok.
    1: It's ok? I know it's ok, you already had 3 pieces!

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    Default Re: That's OK or It's OK

    GoodDay, welcome to Using English.

    Please note it's "okay" not "okey."

    It's okay -- used to refer to a thing to say it's acceptable. Not great, not terrible.
    That's okay - used to refer to a situation that is not causing you trouble.

    How do you like the play so far?
    It's okay.

    How do you like your new job?
    It's okay.

    I'm sorry I forgot your birthday (The act of forgetting was a situation)
    That's okay

    I've set up your meeting with Bill for Tuesday. Is that okay?
    Yes, that's okay. Great, actually. That gives me time to prepare.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: That's OK or It's OK

    I'm very grateful to you guys!

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