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    context:-conversation between two persons.
    what is it ,you are holding?
    what is this, you are holding?
    which one is correct and why?
    can both be used?

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    [1] What is it (that) you are holding?

    [2] What is this (that) your are holding?
    => You are either pointing to or touching the object the person is holding.

    Note, there is no comma required, and that is optional. You can leave it in the sentence or leave it out of the sentence.

    All the best.

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    thank's for the reply.did u mean to say both are correct but conveyed different meanings?

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    Both are correct - the edited versions. Depending on the context they could express different meanings - slightly. "this" means you are pointing to or touching the object the person is holding; "it" could mean the same thing or it could mean you are not touching or pointing to the object the person is holding.

    Hope that helps.

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