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    it vs. this

    Dear All,

    Suppose that you have invited guests for dinner and they have a second helping. When they leave you say to your spouse:

    They all had a second helping. It/This means that the food was delicious.

    Which is the better option here?

    Thank you.

    Csika

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    Re: it vs. this

    Quote Originally Posted by Csika View Post
    Dear All,

    Suppose that you have invited guests for dinner and they have a second helping. When they leave you say to your spouse:

    They all had a second helping. It/This means that the food was delicious.

    Which is the better option here?

    Thank you.

    Csika

    Neither!

    We'd be more likely to say, "They all had a second helping. That means that the food was delicious."

    buggles (not a teacher)

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