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    #1

    Cool why do you say "what do you think this is"?

    Hello~

    This is an example
    ex) what do you think it is about me?

    I think it's similar as "what do you think of it".
    However I want to know the nuance difference


    When I want to debate about Somalia’s pirate. If there was a story in newspaper on my hand. Can I say "What do you think this is?" pointing the newspaper?

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    Re: why do you say "what do you think this is"?

    I am not an English teacher, but if you point at a newspaper in your hand and say "What do you think this is?" I will say "That is a newspaper"

    If you point at an article or headline in the newspaper and say "What do you think about this?" I will give you my opinion on the article

    Is this what you are asking?

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