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    Default I'm very much confused! help!

    1.Girls are happier in the country than ___in the city.
    A. that B. it C. / D. those
    2. Girls in the country are happier than ___in the city.

    A. that B. it C. / D. those

    3.The school is more beautiful now than____ in the past.

    A. that B. it C. / D. one
    4.The school here is more beautiful than____ in that village.

    A. that B. it C. / D. one

    5.The weather in Shanghai is hotter than ____ in Beijing.

    A. that B. it C. / D. those

    5.The weather here is colder in March than____ in December.

    A. that B. it C. / D. those



    My goodness,which should I choose? why?

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    Default Re: I'm very much confused! help!

    Quote Originally Posted by vaok View Post
    1.Girls are happier in the country than ___in the city.
    A. that B. it C. / D. those
    2. Girls in the country are happier than ___in the city.

    A. that B. it C. / D. those

    3.The school is more beautiful now than____ in the past.

    A. that B. it C. / D. one
    4.The school here is more beautiful than____ in that village.

    A. that B. it C. / D. one

    5.The weather in Shanghai is hotter than ____ in Beijing.

    A. that B. it C. / D. those

    5.The weather here is colder in March than____ in December.

    A. that B. it C. / D. those



    My goodness,which should I choose? why?
    Have you tried to do this exercise?
    I`ll start it for you :

    1.Girls are happier in the country than ___in the city.
    A. that B. it C. / D. those, meaning:

    Girls are happier in the country than the girls [= those]in the city.


    2. the same

    3.The school is more beautiful now than____ in the past.

    A. that B. it C. / D. one, meaning :

    The school is more beautiful now than the school [= that] in the past.

    Does that help?

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    Default Re: I'm very much confused! help!

    thank you,but I'm still puzzled.

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    Default Re: I'm very much confused! help!

    Quote Originally Posted by vaok View Post
    1.Girls are happier in the country than ___in the city.
    A. that B. it C. / D. those
    2. Girls in the country are happier than ___in the city.

    A. that B. it C. / D. those

    3.The school is more beautiful now than____ in the past.

    A. that B. it C. / D. one
    4.The school here is more beautiful than____ in that village.

    A. that B. it C. / D. one

    5.The weather in Shanghai is hotter than ____ in Beijing.

    A. that B. it C. / D. those

    5.The weather here is colder in March than____ in December.

    A. that B. it C. / D. those



    My goodness,which should I choose? why?
    Hi

    I`ll try to explain it again. You have to understand the use of the demonstrative pronouns. That is a demonstrative pronoun. Demonstrative pronouns substitute nouns when the nouns they replace can be understood from the context, as in your sentence. You can replace girls with those:

    1. Girls in the country are happier than the girls in the city.meaning:
    Girls in the country are happier than those in the city.
    Those is a demonstrative pronoun which substitute the noun girls. You can use either the noun girls or its substitute those in your sentence.

    Here is an useful link :

    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary...e-pronoun.html

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