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    #1

    Smile "this" refers to previous statement

    sorry to say you all. however, can I use pronoun "this" to refer to previous statement? just as:

    There has been a flooding recently. This is because it has been raining for a week.

    thank first

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    #2

    Re: "this" refers to previous statement

    Yes, but I would remove the indefinite article before flooding.

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