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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    A: You look beautiful!
    B: I'm glad to hear this/that/it.

    I heared people said "that". The utterance of A is somewhat close to B in space and time.
    The most natural response:
    • I am glad to hear that.


    The word that in that sentence refers, of course, to the comment made by the other person.

    (Say: "I have heard people say that.")

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    Thanks, Ron.
    You're welcome. :D

    "Distance in space and time" has to do with the speaker and nothing else. Example:
    • She said I was wrong. I disagreed with that.

    The "that" refers to the disagreement, which took place in the past.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    I am TERRIBLY SORRY to use "good riddance" in a wrong way. It is the Casiopea I least want to get rid of.

    <sending you a rose @>--- as my apology>
    No problem at all. :) Mistakes are gifts. :D

    All the best,

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    Cute rose.

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