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    Default this or that

    "This" or "That" can refer to the previous sentence, so is there any difference between the two in such usage?

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    1. I didn't do my best and this disappointed Dad.
    2. A: Oh, I'm very tired. We need a break.
    B: That's exactly what I think.

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    Default Re: this or that

    As an NES but not a teacher, I would have personally used "that" in the first sentence.

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    Default Re: this or that

    In #1, either this or that will do. It depends on the focus of the speaker. If if is very current in time or memory, this. If it is distant in tme or memory, that.

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