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    That's not it

    Hello.

    Is it correct to answer with "that's not it" in this dialogue

    - You look bad. Do you have troubles at work?
    - No, that's not it. I just feel a little exhausted.

    Thanks

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    Re: That's not it

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: That's not it

    "Do you have troubles at work?" sounds a little unnatural to me. It sounds like the sort of thing I expect to hear from a non-native speaker who is translating literally from their own language. More natural would be "Are you having problems at work?"

    I also don't really think you can be "a little exhausted".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: That's not it

    Thanks for your answers.

    Can I use "it's not that" instead? If I can, what would be the difference? (to me it is like changing stress from the object to subject).

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    Alex.

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    Re: That's not it

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Thanks for your answers.

    Can I use "it's not that" instead? If I can, what would be the difference? (to me it is like changing stress from the object to subject).

    Thanks

    Alex.
    Yes, in fact that would be more common.

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